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Types of Work Accident Claim

It is a sad fact that some of us, our families or friends, will be victims of a work accident which may have lasting or even permanent consequences. Click the links below for more information about common types of work accidents.

Types of work claim

Even in days of stringent health and safety at work measures, it is impossible to regulate human error out of existence.

Whether they occur in offices, factories, building sites, mines or water ways work accidents can and do happen.

Falls, becoming trapped in machinery or inhaling noxious fumes can all cause serious injuries which result in individuals being unable to work and incurring loss of earnings.What all these have in common is that, in virtually all cases, the victims are wholly innocent workers doing their best to earn a living and progress their careers. There is no reason why they should not get accident at work compensation.

If you have suffered a workplace accident through no fault of your own and are injured or unable to work, you too may be able to make a work accident compensation claim.

How do you know if you have a valid accident at work compensation claim?

Corries is a specialist accident at work solicitor’s practice, with a nationally-recognised Work Accidents and Diseases Team, with experts who can help you to make an accident at work claim. Each year we provide hundreds of workplace victims with top-class legal services in seeking accident at work compensation at minimal financial risk. Our accident at work claims team will quickly advise you whether they think you have a work accident compensation claim worth pursuing. If you do, we can mount an accident at work claim on your behalf, working on a no win, no fee basis.

If you think you have a Work Accident claim, please call 0800 655 6535 for free advice or simply fill in our online form on this page.

Workplace noise is one of the most common and potentially-damaging hazards for workers in industry.

Exposure to loud noise exposure can lead to disability but its affects are often underestimated because, rather than a sudden, total hearing loss, it usually takes the form of a gradual but significant impairment which can affect work and home relationships and damage family wellbeing.

Gradual hearing impairment usually affects mainly the higher frequencies. The sufferer hears as loud as before but there is a progressive loss of clarity.

A significant symptom of this is difficulty in communicating when there is background noise such as at social gatherings. Other signs are when family and friends repeatedly tell suffers that they are not listening or that they have the television turned up too high.

Most claims for work-related deafness have traditionally come from workers exposed to noise in heavy industry. These cases are still common but today more and more claims are being brought by leisure industry staff who have been exposed to loud noise in pubs and clubs

When evaluating such cases, precise hearing loss is measured by an audiogram. This is undertaken by a consultant ENT surgeon who will report on the level of deafness and whether it is caused by exposure to occupational noise or from some other naturally-occurring condition.

In formulating any claim we will obtain a full employment history as all employers exposing their staff to unacceptable noise levels after 1963 can be held responsible.

If you think you have a Work Accident claim, please call 0800 655 6535 for free advice.

Loss of grip, numbness and a tingling sensation coupled with blanching are typical initial symptoms of vibration white finger which is connected to or caused by exposure to excessive mechanical vibration.

Vibration white finger is a widely-recognised `industrial condition' which affects the sufferer's home and work life and can lead to permanently-damaged fingers, thumbs or hands and wrists or arms.

Many sufferers often also report greatly-reduced dexterity and ability to carry out simple actions such as handling coins, small screws or pens.

The jobs which most commonly give rise to vibration white finger include miners, forestry workers, road workers, construction workers and builders. Any workers who have regularly used the following hand-held tools are also at risk of developing the condition:

  • Concrete Breakers
  • Hammers
  • Jigger Picks
  • Vibrating Pokers
  • Sanders
  • Angle Grinders
  • Vibratory Compactors
  • Hammer Drills
  • Jig Saws
  • Scramblers
  • Whackers
  • Chain Saws

Vibration exposure can also result in the painful carpel tunnel syndrome which causes pain in the arms and wrists and numbness and tingling. The condition is often found in people who have used hand-held or vibratory tools and equipment.

Cases of vibration white finger can be successfully pursued for compensation.

If you think you have a Work Accident claim, please call 0800 655 6535 for free advice.

Dermatitis is a painful, unsightly condition which can be caused by contact with materials that people work with in industry.

Sufferers usually initially notice an irritating rash on the hands or forearms which are the most commonly-affected areas, followed by the face and neck, if they are uncovered at work. Some workers who are required to use certain chemicals or substances can develop work-related dermatitis if they are not properly protected. It is their employer's responsibility to ensure that this does not happen. Among substances which can cause dermatitis with prolonged or repeated contact are:
  • ingredients in cosmetics, toiletries, cleaning products or detergents
  • chemicals found in lubricants, adhesives and resins
  • latex, particularly from work gloves, is also a common cause.
If you think you have a Work Accident claim, please call 0800 655 6535 for free advice.

If you think you have a Work Accident claim, please call 0800 655 6535 for free advice.

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