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Accidents at work

Pursuant to Statutory Health and Safety Regulations which apply to all aspects of your work, including your workplace, the office, the factory or the construction site where you work the Employer’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) a safe working environment, safe equipment and machinery, safe walkways, appropriate safety equipment, training and risk assessments.

Accidents can have a devastating impact on the health and personal finances of a person and our role is to seek the maximum compensation for the personal injuries and financial losses and expenses that you have sustained including wage losses, medical fees and any other resulting expenses.

If you suffer injury as a result of your employer’s breach of duty to you, then you may well have a claim for compensation.

The law requires your Employers to have insurance to cover personal injury claims.

Common workplace accidents include:

  • Slipping on wet or slippery floors as a result of spillages or cleaning that has not been correctly carried out.
  • Tripping on obstructions in the workplace such as on items that have been placed on the floor, loose cables or tripping on defective or uneven flooring
  • Injuries as a result of defective work equipment which can include office equipment (such as defective chairs, cabinets, tables), factory equipment (such as factory line equipment, drills, saws and other cutting equipment), warehouse equipment, trolleys and any other equipment in the workplace.
  • Falling from a height due to inappropriate work equipment, safety equipment, falling from ladders.
  • Injuries due to inadequate or inappropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Back injuries due to lack of appropriate lifting equipment, inappropriate lifting techniques as a result of lack of or poor training or inadequate risk assessments.

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