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Accident at Work types of workplace accident

04th March 2010
By Shannon Burns in Legal
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No matter what business or occupation you are working inside, your employer has a responsibility of care to protect you in the place of work. If you feel you have established a lack of training, insufficient equipment or faulty equipment you should tell your employer immediately. Although Health and Safety in the workplace has improved there is still a high risk within most professions.

Lifting and Carrying
Manual handling is a skill you should have been trained in preceding to starting your job. Without the correct training you are at risk of causing injury to your neck, back, arms and legs. Sprains, whiplash and even fractures could crop up due to the wrong manual handling procedure. Incorrect manual handling can occur across a number of occupations such as, shops, warehouses, construction sites and even offices. Stock, tools and equipment all need to be moved from place to place, which is why Health and Safety strategy were put in place.

Road Accidents
If you drive for an income you are, like all drivers, putting yourself at risk on a daily basis. Postmen, delivery drivers, lorry drivers, taxi drivers and salespeople are amongst the occupations where road accidents pretense a great risk. Your employer ought to maintain the vehicles circumstances and they should be checked before being used, especially on long journeys. You should also keep alert on the road from side to side regular breaks to maintain full meditation. An injury whilst driving for a living can cause serious injury that could leave you out of work for weeks even months and in severe cases could end your job overall.

Slips, Trips and Falls
Health and Safety policy are in place concerning this matter. All slips should be cleared up straight away and damp floors should be correctly signposted to warn of danger. Slips trips falls can be a problem across pretty much all occupations. A slip, trip or fall can cause a series of injury such as broken or fractured bones, sprain, whiplash and torn muscles.

Back, Neck, arms Injury
Occupations such as office workers, drivers, and most occupations that engage sitting down for most of the day can put a sprain on your neck and back, often causing severe pain that could leave you out of work for weeks. Poor bearing and badly designed workplace can contribute to neck and back injury. To lessen the risk of neck and back injury it is important to remember to take regular breaks in order to stop your neck going rigid and to reduce the risk of back pain.

These are just a handful of the injuries that can crop up in the workplace. If you do suffer injury as a result of your job due to someone else's negligence you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.

There are several steps that you should take if you do have an injury at work. Always write your accident in the accident book. This should be done as soon as possible and every workplace should have one. You should make sure that the specifics in the accident book are correct and if there are any witnesses you should take their details so an account of what happened can be taken from them if it is desirable. As well as this you should go to the doctors or hospital is necessary so that there is a proof of your medical history. All of this is critical if you be going to on claiming for compensation.

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Shannon Burns is expert author who write for Ck Claims who specialize in accident at work & road traffic accident claim. Please contact us for free advice today

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