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Types Of Injury Claims

Workplaces are usually safe environments but depending on the circumstances you may find yourself injuring yourself in the workplace. There are numerous firms of solicitors that specialise in such workplace injury compensation claims, often on a no win no fee basis that can help you to receive compensation claim that can help with expenses relating to the injury. Whether this entails compensating for working time lost, healthcare or even for the purchase of specialised equipment that will help with your new disability on an ongoing basis.

Effectively there are as many types of workplace injury claims as there are types of work. Although, the majority of claims can be broken down into specific areas – the main being:

Driving based (work related) injuries
Factory based injuries
Heavy machinery/equipment based injuries
Office based injuries
Retail based injuries
Warehouse based injuries

Driving based (work related) injuries

Areas where compensation claims based on work related driving injuries could be composed are:

Incidents involving Fork Lift accidents.
Incidents involving Pallet Truck accidents.
Vehicles that cause injury due to poor maintenance.
Injuries caused by professional drivers being forced to work excessively long hours.

Factory based injuries

Workplace injuries caused by factory work can encompass the type of injuries caused by using heavy machinery, driving or whilst in a warehouse so there is an element of cross over between these categories in terms of the injury types. The main compensation claims made due to factory based injuries are:

Repetitive strain injuries.
Handling, carrying and lifting injuries.
General tissue trauma including cuts and burns.
Incidents involving Fork Lift accidents.
Incidents involving Pallet Truck accidents.
Injuries caused by heavy machinery.
Falls from height causing injury.

Heavy machinery/equipment based injuries

Injuries caused by heavy machinery can be among them most serious of all workplace related injuries. In fact the construction industry currently has the unenviable record of one of the highest workplace fatality rates after serious injury when compared with other work sectors.

Compensation claims have been made in this area due to:

Loss of limbs after a serious heavy machinery accident.
Defective machinery causing serious injury.
Trips and falls due to dangerous equipment.
General tissue trauma including cuts and burns.

Office based injuries

Compensation for office based injuries are grouped into the following main categories:

Trips, falls or slips causing injury.
General tissue trauma including cuts and burns.
The use of defective seating causing injury.
Repetitive strain injuries.
Poorly maintained office electrical equipment causing injury.
Lifting heavy items using an incorrect lifting technique.

Retail based injuries

Compensation claims based on injuries sustained in shops are grouped mainly into falls and lifting injuries, specifically:

Injuries sustained whilst slipping on spilled liquid.
Falls or trips due to incorrectly positioned stock.
Injuries caused by stock falling from shelving.
Repetitive strain injuries.

Warehouse based injuries

Injuries sustained in a warehouse environment can be wide ranging depending on the warehouse circumstances, but the main category of injuries that employees have claimed for injury compensation are:

Incidents involving Fork Lift accidents.
Incidents involving Pallet Truck accidents.
Trips or slips causing injury.
Injuries caused by items falling from shelving or the employee falling from height.
Handling, carrying and lifting injuries.

For details of successful workplace injury compensation court cases look to the list on the right hand side of this site for a breakdown of successful court cases, the injuries involved and the payment received by the complainant in each successful compensation claim.

If you believe that you fall into the category of any of the injuries noted above you may wish to speak to a solicitor with regards to progressing a workplace injury compensation claim – many of which will act on your behalf on a “no win no fee basis”.