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Types of accident, injuries and illness that occur in the workplace

There is an abundance of accidents that occur in a variety of workplaces, and many types of personal injury and illness that can be sustained as a result.
Read an overview of accidents at work.

Our solicitors have an excellent success rate when it comes to dealing with personal injury claims following accidents at work. Here are a few examples of those successful cases:

Agricultural accident
A teenage farm-hand suffered serious personal injuries to his lower body when he was crushed by a combine harvester in an agricultural accident at work.

The combine harvester had been parked on sloping ground but the hand-operated parking brake system failed and the farm vehicle rolled backwards.

A fellow worker realised that the vehicle had begun to move and jumped up into the cab in order to stop it rolling further. While this probably saved the boy's life he was left with serious personal injuries and decided to pursue a personal injury compensation claim against his employer. Read more.

Catering accident
While waitressing, a teenage girl from London suffered serious burn injuries in an accident at work.

She went into the kitchen to collect a plate of food when she slipped. As she fell the girl knocked a pot of boiling water over her upper body then landed awkwardly on her arm.

On making a no win no fee claim, the restaurant admitted liability for the work accident and offered the girl a compensation settlement. Read more.

Factory accident
While working on a factory production line in the West Midlands, a woman suffered a serious eye injury. The woman looked up after hearing a loud clang only for a bar of metal to fly down and hit her in the face.

She suffered the total loss of one eye and significant scarring to the face that also caused psychological damage. She made an injury claim through The Claim Solicitors against her employer who violated her safety. Read more.

Fishing accident
A man was involved in a near-fatal work accident while fishing off the west coast of Cornwall. The man was hit on the head and knocked unconscious by an unsecured heavy object onboard the boat and his body was swept overboard.

He was under the water for several minutes which greatly affected his health. His wife acted as his Litigation friend and pursued a personal injury claim on his behalf. Read more.

Forestry accident
A 36-year-old forestry worker was killed by a falling tree in an accident at work. His chest was crushed and he received extensive head injuries.

He left behind a wife and 3 children who were all dependent on his income. His family made a claim for the fatal accident and received more than 200,000 in damages. Read more.

Medical accident
While working in a hospital in Essex, a 23-year-old student nurse suffered a needlestick injury.

She was stabbed by a used syringe which another member of staff had failed to dispose of safely and had to undergo a series of tests to identify whether she had contracted any serious diseases. She tested positive for Hepatitis C (HCV).

We appointed a no win no fee personal injury solicitor to help her claim for this accident at work. Read more.

Office accident
A 50-year-old woman sustained a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) which was so severe that she was forced to give up her job.

She approached her employers about the personal injury several times but they did not allow her to take enough time off work for the injury to heal, causing it to develop into an RSI.

We provided her with free legal advice and assessed her eligibility to make a compensation claim. Read more.

Retail accident
A teenage girl experienced an accident at work while on the shop floor in a Manchester fashion store. Her supervisor requested her to move a heavy running rail holding sale stock to a prominent point at the front of the shop. When the girl asked for assistance with the task she was refused as they were short staffed.

The rail toppled over from the weight of the clothes and trapped the girl's ankle underneath. The girl suffered an ankle injury that jeopardised her chances of becoming a catwalk model. She contacted us to make a injury compensation claim which was successful.

Scaffolding accident
A Cardiff construction worker fell from the top of a two storey building in a serious work accident. It had been raining and the scaffolding and its surrounding platforms were wet.

The worker slipped on the scaffolding platform and fell from height, landing on a hard surface. He suffered a serious spinal injury, incurred considerable medical costs and had to take indefinite time off work.

After seeking legal advice from The Claim Solicitors, he pursued a personal injury claim against his employer who admitted to breaching health and safety regulations. Read more.

Transport accident
The wife of a railway worker sought compensation after her husband was involved in a fatal train accident.

He was surveying a piece of track which had been damaged in a recent fire when he was struck by a train at speed. He was killed instantly. She was awarded 263,000 in compensation.

Making a personal injury claim following an accident at work
If you have been involved in an accident at work and sustained a personal injury then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against your employer.

It is your legal and civil right to seek compensation if you have been harmed in a non-fault accident. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees and any infringement of this duty makes them liable.

We have a no win, no fee service, which means that, if your claim is unsuccessful, you don't have to pay a penny.  It means making a claim is a totally risk free process.

Making a compensation claim following an accident at work couldn't be simpler, just call 0800 197 32 32 today.