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Accident at work: can you make a claim?
Could your employer have prevented your accident?
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How do you ensure employee safety when working alone?
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How can agricultural employers prevent accidents?
If you work in agriculture and have had an accident at work, have you considered whether your employer was managing risks properly and taking the correct precautions? According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures, some of the most common non-fatal injuries are caused by:
Around 12,000 agricultural workers report illnesses caused or made worse by their work. Your employer has a legal duty to identify hazards and assess risks, and take the necessary precautions so that you can work safely.
What specific injuries need to be RIDDOR reported?
What kinds of minor injuries do I have to report at work?
By law if you have an accident at work, even if it is minor one, you should reported it and have it recorded in your employer’s 'accident book’. It is helpful in a scenario where you might need to take time off work or claim personal injury compensation. Major injuries – for example broken bones, head and crush injuries, and contact with hazardous substances – should be reported to the Health and Safety department at your local authority or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Certain injuries require a RIDDOR report.
Brain injury claim: what is the definition of a brain injury?
Can I make a serious injury claim for concussion?
If you have suffered concussion as the result of an accident or negligent action that wasn’t your fault, then you can put in a claim for compensation for serious injury. Concussion can cause a range of symptoms and may result in you having to take time off work to recover or receive treatment.
For more information about brain and head injury compensation claims and your ability to claim, click the link below.
brain and head injury claims
How long does a brain injury last?
Steps to prevent a head injury
Do I have to pay to make a head injury claim?
Serious injury claims: what is a serious injury?
How much can I get for a serious injury claim?
I broke my leg, can I make a serious injury claim?
What Are The Causes Of A Serious Injury?
What are the long-term effects of a spinal injury?
Spinal injuries can vary in severity and recovery time. The injuries can lead to temporary or persistent backache, mobility problems or, in extreme cases, paralysis.
Less severe injuries can have a reasonably straightforward recovery time. Bed rest or time off work can sometimes alleviate the pressure on the spine and allow it the chance to recover naturally.
In some cases, recovery becomes more of a case of condition management, because severe spinal injuries can have a number of different physical effects upon a person. Loss of movement or loss of control over limbs or bodily functions can be a direct result of a spinal injury.
Severe spinal injuries can also have a neurological impact. Patient.co.uk lists depression and suicidal feelings as potential major issues affecting people suffering from severe spinal cord injuries.
What are the symptoms of lead poisoning?
Lead poisoning can, if left unchecked, be fatal. There are many possible symptoms, among them:
If you suspect someone to be suffering from lead poisoning you should seek medical attention immediately.
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