Our workplace is where we spend most of our time, and they should be known as safe spaces where we can work without the stress of worrying about injury. However, workplaces can be dangerous, and there are many injuries which can be caused by unsuitable working environments. If this is the case, you should consider making an injury at work claim. Some of the most common of these include:
Back injuries are part of a broader problem with musculoskeletal disorders created by extensive manual work. For instance, heavy lifting and a lack of proper physical training can leave you with pain in your back, upper limbs such as your arms, and neck. It can be potentially debilitating and can leave you unable to work in the future, and you should consider making a work accident claim for these injuries. You can prevent musculoskeletal disorders by ensuring that you are adequately trained in terms of lifting and carrying, that you only carry what you physically find comfortable, and that, if this is caused by office work, that you adjust your seating arrangement to ensure that you maintain improved posture throughout the day.
If you are around toxic substances for long periods, this can cause asthma, a long term condition which can be harmful and lead to dangerous consequences. Asthma is caused by a swelling of your airways that make it difficult to breathe, and poor working conditions can accelerate this. You should ensure that regulations are followed at all times to ensure that you remain safe in your workplace at all times.
Whiplash can be caused by sudden movements that jolt the body and cause injury and usually is common in car crashes and other incidents involving moving vehicles. Therefore, no win no fee whiplash claims are common in workplaces which include moving vehicles and often cause injury to the head, neck and shoulder area of your body. Although whiplash injury claims cannot be prevented, you should ensure that you are fully trained to drive the vehicles in question and that you never drive when you are tired or exhausted. To treat whiplash, you may have to wear a neck collar, avoid staying in the same position, take painkillers, and ice the area often to prevent swelling. If you are wondering how much compensation for whiplash you may get, whiplash cases tend to generate between £1,000 and £2,000 pounds.
Hearing loss is one of the UK’s most significant causes for a workplace injury, leading to 20,000 people with industrial hearing loss and looking for hearing loss compensation. Hearing loss claims can be caused by being around loud equipment while at work for long periods. Hearing damage can also include tinnitus, where there is an unusual ringing sound in one or both ears. To prevent hearing loss, you should consider investing in hearing protection such as earmuffs or asking to use quieter equipment that damages your ears less. If you believe that you have suffered from hearing loss at work, you should make an industrial hearing loss claim. The hearing loss claim time limit is 3 years.
If you have a workplace injury and would like to make claims at work to seek compensation, then you should contact a solicitor or advice service which can guide you on how best to navigate the legal processes behind this.