In the EU approximately 4,900 workers are killed by accidents at work and nearly 5 million suffer from work injuries of different levels of severity every year.
There are numerous types of work injuries, starting from slips and falls and continuing to machinery accidents, hazardous substances, unsafe work equipment and manual handling injuries. There is always a certain level of risk to be injured at work and this problem can be addressed in several ways.
Firstly, accidents at work can be prevented from happening by decreasing the risk to a minimum. Secondly, the initial consequences of the accident can be modified (taking adequate social and medical steps immediately after the accident has occurred) and finally, with ‘return-to-work’ schemes, compensations and improved rehabilitation after the injuries.
Victims of work accidents often face disruption of their course of life. In the post-trauma period many experience difficulties with returning to their old work-place and, in some cases, family life. This can be a very stressful and difficult process, not only due to the physical injuries, but also the psychological impact that the accident at work has caused. It is vital that the victim gets all the help that he or she may need, including emotional support, assistance and financial compensation.
If you have been involved in an accident at work that was not your fault and have been injured, contact our compensation claim lawyers today on 0800 0891331 and we will assess your claim and help you receive the compensation you deserve on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.