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Work Place Accidents

21st January 2010
By Jeanie Weedman in Personal Injury
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Though it may be undisputed that employers do their best to ensure that our work environments are the safest they could possibly be, occupational injuries still remain an all too common occurrence, and are perhaps an inevitable part of our working lives. However, regardless of this fact there is no need to suffer if you find yourselves one of the rising number of people injured at work.

One common misconception is that it is only those working in factories or industrial environments who are at risk of being injured, whilst statistics reveal that accidents can and do occur in any work environment, and that among the most frequent are those that happen within the seemingly safe office setting. Although such accidents are often perhaps not quite as dramatic as those resulting from more manual work environments, they can still have the same devastating personal effects. Bad desk ergonomics can lead to repetitive strain injuries, improper training or equipment results in back injuries from incorrect lifting, whilst slips and trips may arise from exposed cabling. These work related accidents can leave you not only severely injured, but also out of pocket during the recovery period.

Many of those injured rush back to work before they are sufficiently recovered, often for fear of losing their job and owing to their lack of income. It is important to remember that your employer, however, has a duty of care to ensure your recovery is as pain free a process as possible. You may also be entitled to seek compensation for any losses incurred, to help get you back on your feet again. For anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of being injured at work, it is worth seeking free, impartial advice, from a Personal Injury Lawyer to discover where you stand and help you get back on your feet again.
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