Knowing your rights – What to do if you’re hurt at work

Knowing your rights – What to do if you’re hurt at work

It’s the situation that we all dread at work – when you get hurt and are forced to spend weeks, maybe even months, away from the job.

Advances in health and safety legislation over the last 100 years have made workplaces so much safer for employers and employees, but accidents can happen. Whether in docile white-collar environments like offices or busier warehouses and industrial areas where conventional mishaps are more common, injuries can strike at any time.

In this sticky situation, what are your rights? What can you do if you’re hurt at work?

Stay calm

Whether you’ve hurt your …

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How to Prevent an Accident at Work from Beating you

How to Prevent an Accident at Work from Beating you

It’s amazing how one accident – one injury – can completely change your life. Good health is something we all take for granted, and if you’ve been caused to suffer because of a negligent workplace injury, this can affect your employment in more ways than one. Financially, physically, and emotionally, this is going to be a challenging time for you. Here’s how to fight back:

Handling Your Finances

It’s amazing how the money problems start to build-up. Days missed off work, medical treatments, additional travel and spending costs…on and on. In more serious cases, you may need to hire a …

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Health and Safety Protocols for Workplaces

Health and Safety Protocols for Workplaces

Health and Safety Protocols for Workplaces

Today’s working environments are far safer than they have ever been. Whether you go to work in a factory, an office or out in the open, every employer has to conform to a set of rules and regulations aimed at making sure you are protected as much as possible as you go about your daily duties.

However, accidents can never be totally eradicated because, by their very nature, they are unpredictable and often caused by human error – which is unpreventable.

If you are involved in an incident at work that is not your …

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Dealing With A Work Related Injury Professionally

Dealing With A Work Related Injury Professionally

Your overall safety in the workplace is your company’s responsibility and one of the first things you should be aware of is your specific company’s health and safety policy. This doesn’t just apply to employees who work in professions that have a higher risk, like warehouses, factories and engineers; a health and safety policy should cover all sectors and working environments.

Accidents do happen though and this is where dealing with an accident in a professional manner is of the uppermost importance. The steps you should take in the eventuality of an accident in the workplace should be clearly listed …

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Personal injury in the workplace

Personal injury in the workplace

Workplace injuries have fallen notably over the past ten years, according to statistics recently published by the Health and Safety Executive – but with almost 600,000 workers having an accident in the workplace in 2011/2012 there is clearly still work to be done to tackle injury to employees.

Figures from the HSE show that numbers of both self reported injury and injuries reported by employers have dropped by significantly over the past decade, but despite this, 212,000 injuries in 2011/2012 led to an absence of three days or more.

Of the 591,000 accidents recorded, 156,000 caused the employee affected to …

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Top 10 Accidents in the Workplace

Top 10 Accidents in the Workplace

What they never tell you when you go out for your first job as a youngster is how often people get injured on the job. There were over 600,000 recorded workplace injuries in England in the 2010-2011 year, with over 200,000 of those resulting in more than 3 days absence from work. In no particular order, here are the most common workplace injuries you can keep in mind and try to avoid.

1. Slips and Trips. Slippery surfaces can occur in any work setting – from factory floors where materials spills are not cleaned up promptly to tiled reception areas …

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Reducing the Risk – How you can Help Prevent an Accident at Work

Reducing the Risk – How you can Help Prevent an Accident at Work

If you’re an employee, you’ve probably heard this all before – Accidents can occur to anybody at anytime. We are all at risk no matter what working environment we are placed in, whether you’re on a construction site, sitting comfortably in an office or childminding, there is always going to hazards which could potentially lead to an accident if we aren’t careful.

By law employers are required to provide a safe and healthy work environment as well as implement necessary precautions to prevent any accidents. Likewise, employees must adhere to the guidelines set by their employer and by law to …

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Guest Post – Don’t let an accident at work bring you down

Guest Post – Don’t let an accident at work bring you down

An on-the-job injury or accident can turn your entire world upside down. One day you’re simply following your normal routine, the next you’re forced to juggle your physical recovery, work responsibilities, and a growing stack of medical and other post-accident expenses. It can all be overwhelming, but try not to let your situation get the best of you. Learn how to deal with the emotional and financial troubles associated with on-the-job accidents and injuries in the following article.

Financial Implications

If you get injured on-the-job, you’ll begin to accumulate a number of expenses related to your accident. Medical and treatment …

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