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Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Many workplace accidents and injuries can be prevented if workers know the causes of accidents and they are taught how to protect themselves to avoid injury.
 
Some of the most common work injuries include, (but are not limited to) the following:
 
-         Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) CompensationCOMPENSATION ADVICE INJURY ACCIDENT COMPENSATION LAWYER SOLICITOR COMPENSATION – ACCIDENT COMPENSATION LAWYERS AUSTRALIA – NEW SOUTH WALES – NSW – QUEENSLAND – QLD - WORKERS COMPENSATION - WORK ACCIDENTS LAWYERS – QCOMP – WORKCOVER - BROKEN ARM INJURY
-         Industrial Accidents, Injuries & Diseases
-         Back injuries
-         Hitting or striking against
-         Falls
-         Machine Accidents
-         Lifting and Carrying
-         Falling from Height
-         Road Accidents
-         Slips/Trips/Falls
-         Burns
-         Back/Neck Injury
-         Repetitive Strain Injury
-         Post Traumatic Stress
 
 
 
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) Compensation
 
With the huge rise in the number of computers used by firms nationwide it was inevitable that the number of RSI (repetitive strain injury) compensation claims would rise with it.
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If an employer requires you to spend eight hours a day sat at a desk working on a computer then it is their responsibility to ensure that all possible measures are taken to avoid repetitive strain injuries.
 
A common example of repetitive strain disorder in relation to computers is that of pain in the wrist due to repeatedly typing on a keyboard or the continued use of a mouse. Some even find that this spreads up to the shoulder and back.
 
Injuries involving repetition in the workplace often result in the individual being unable to work for some time after the strain and stress first sets in which is where the loss of earnings and future loss of earnings part of the RSI compensation claim has to be taken into consideration.
 
 
Industrial Accidents, Injuries & Diseases
 
The inherent high risks involved in working environments such as construction sites and industrial plants do not lessen the liability of employers should accidents occur. Indeed, the Health and Safety regulations imposed on such locations are far higher than that of any regular workplace and therefore the level of care and attention should be reflective of this. As with most work related accident claims, injuries normally result from negligence and bad working practices of other employees rather than any direct interference from the employer themselves. This does not negate the employer's duty to provide compensation for those injuries through their insurance plans. Whether an industrial accident compensation claim can be pursued is not always clear and it is normally best to have a good discussion with an industry injury specialist solicitor about your particular claim and the claiming process as a whole.
 
Industrial disease compensation claims are far less common as the effects tend to occur long after the individual has finished working in a hazardous environment. Medical knowledge is far more advanced now that it was twenty years ago but only now are many diseases from that era being associated with certain types of materials, gases and machinery. This of course means that by the time a hazard has been recognised, it may be too late. Generally, the government will install a dedicated organisation to manage disease compensation out of the public purse (such as with the coal miners) to cover such eventualities. The most claimed for industry diseases are Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Pneumoconiosis (including silicosis and asbestosis) and Mesothelioma.
 
Many industrial and construction injuries are already common and unavoidable such as Vibration White Finger, Industrial Deafness, Tenosynovitis and Tendonitis. In these instances proving the injuries exist and the cause is far easier than most due to the extensive documented evidence on the subject. In the case of industrial claims the success is more dependant on the legal assistance and medical experts that you have working on your case for, as with medical negligence claiming, an experienced industrial accident solicitor is of the utmost importance.
 
 
Back injuries
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The number one cause of on-the-job injuries is physical overload. These injuries are cause by lifting (too heavy a load or lifting improperly), straining, overreaching, bending, and twisting. To protect your back against injury, learn and use proper lifting techniques, never bend or twist while lifting or carrying, and whenever possible, use a mechanical aid or get help with the load from another worker.
 
Hitting or striking against
 
The second most common cause of worker injury is being hit by or hitting against an object. The best way to protect against these accidents is to be alert to the potential hazards and to use appropriate protective equipment (hard hats, eye protection, gloves). Be aware of your body and the space around you. Give yourself enough clearance when passing by or ducking under equipment or going through a passageway.
 
Falls
 
To avoid injuries from falls, be sure that your footing is firm and wear slip-resistant soled shoes. Watch where you're walking. Don't walk backward to direct equipment or leap from one level to another. Make sure you can see over the load you carry and that walkways are well-lighted and clear of obstacles. Clean up spills or grease spots and use handrails when walking on stairs.
 
 
 
Machine Accidents
 
The fourth major cause of on-the-job injury is machine-related accidents, that is, getting caught by moving COMPENSATION ADVICE INJURY ACCIDENT COMPENSATION LAWYER SOLICITOR COMPENSATION – ACCIDENT COMPENSATION LAWYERS AUSTRALIA – NEW SOUTH WALES – NSW – QUEENSLAND – QLD - WORKERS COMPENSATION - WORK ACCIDENTS LAWYERS – QCOMP – WORKCOVER CONCRETE CUTTING INJURYmachine parts. When working around any moving equipment (a machine that rotates, slides, or presses) always use safety shields, guards, and lock-out procedures. Only work on a machine that you have been trained to use. Never wear jewelry or loose-fitting clothing that could get caught in the moving equipment.
 
Lifting and Carrying
 
Manual handling is a skill you should have been trained in prier to starting your job. Without the correct training you are at risk of causing injury to your neck, back, arms and legs. Sprains, whiplash and even fractures could occur due to the wrong manual handling procedure. Incorrect manual handling can occur across a number of occupations such as, shops, warehouses, construction sites and even offices. Stock, tools and equipment all need to be moved from place to place, which is why Health and Safety guidelines were put in place.
 
 
 
Falling from Height
 
Window Cleaners, Construction Workers, etc face this risk everyday.
Ladders, platforms and scaffolding all pose increased risk to safety.
Falling from height holds the highest fatality rate within work injuries.
 
 
 
Road Accidents
 
If you drive for a living you are, like all drivers, putting yourself at risk on a daily basis. Postmen, delivery drivers, truck drivers, taxi drivers, bus drivers, salespeople and consultants are among the occupations where road accidents pose a great risk. Your employer should maintain the vehicles conditions and they should be checked before being used, especially on long journeys. You should also keep alert on the road through regular breaks to maintain full concentration. An injury whilst driving for a living can cause serious injury that could leave you out of work for weeks even months and in extreme cases could end your occupation altogether.
 
Slips/Trips/Falls
 
Occupational Health and Safety regulations are in place regarding this matter. All slips should be cleared up immediately and wet floors should be properly signposted to warn of danger. Slips/trips/falls can be a problem across pretty much all occupations. A slip, trip or fall can cause a range of injury such as broken/fractured bones, strain, whiplash and torn tendons/muscles.
 
 
 
Burns
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Any occupations that are working close to live currents, such as electricians and construction workers, are at risk of burns as well as electric shock. The worst case scenario for workers in these occupations are fatal electrocution. Kitchen workers are also exposed to risk of burns. In busy kitchens the risks of accidents increase.
 
 
 
Back/Neck Injury
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Occupations such as office workers, drivers, and most occupations that involve sitting down for most of the day can put a strain on your neck and back, often causing extreme pain that could leave you out of work for weeks. Poor posture and badly designed workstations can contribute to neck and back injury. To reduce the risk of neck and back injury it is important to remember to take regular breaks in order to stop your neck going stiff and to reduce the risk of back pain.
 
 
 
Repetitive Strain Injury
 
Many workers are said to suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury.COMPENSATION ADVICE INJURY ACCIDENT COMPENSATION LAWYER SOLICITOR COMPENSATION – ACCIDENT COMPENSATION LAWYERS AUSTRALIA – NEW SOUTH WALES – NSW – QUEENSLAND – QLD - WORKERS COMPENSATION - WORK ACCIDENTS LAWYERS – QCOMP – WORKCOVER - RSI TYPING STRAIN
Occupations that require regular use of arm and hands for most of the day. People who work in occupations such as typists, factory workers and drivers are at risk of suffering from repetitive strain injury. Common symptoms of repetitive strain injury include pain and numbness. Related conditions are Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.
 
 
 
Post Traumatic Stress
 
Post traumatic stress is a condition that people suffer from after an emotional or stressful event has happened in their lives. It leaves people unable to live their lives in the normal ways. Drivers could suffer post traumatic stress after a road accident, bank workers or post office staff could suffer as a result of an armed robbery or factory workers could after coming into contact with hazardous substances. Common symptoms include, sleep disturbances, nightmares, sweats and shakes.
 
These are just a handful of the injuries that can occur in the workplace. If you do suffer injury as a result of your occupation due to someone else's negligence you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
 
There are several steps that you should take if you do have an injury at work. Always right your accident in the accident book. This should be done as soon as possible and every workplace should have one. You should make sure that the facts in the accident book are correct and if there are any witnesses you should take their details so an account of what happened can be taken from them if it is needed. As well as this you should go to the doctors or hospital if necessary so that there is a record of your medical history. All of this can help your claim for compensation.
 
If you have been injured at work and would like to know whether you can make a claim for compensation, then we can help you at absolutely no cost to you! By completing our fast and easy FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form, we will assess your case and put you in touch with a Workers Compensation legal specialists who will advise you of your compensation entitlements.
 
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Other Free Australian Compensation Legal Resources.
 
Below is a list of Australian websites providing free 24/7 online legal information, help and assistance for people who have suffered from an injury or accident:
 
               
 
·         ROAD ACCIDENTS COMPENSATION
This website covers just about every road accident situation, from car accidents and collisions, to motorcycle accidents and pedestrian injuries. Click HERE to visit website. Or click on a topic below:
 
·         INJURIES COMPENSATION ADVICE
Free nationwide Injury Compensation Enquiry Service available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days per year (including all public holidays). Very fast and reliable service. Lots of useful legal information for any Australian who has been involved in an accident or suffered an injury. Free information, help and support is provided for just about all compensation matters varying from road and car accidents to accidents and injuries in the workplace and the general public. Definitely a must for anyone seeking to claim compensation or for those who simply wish to find out what their compensation entitlements might be.
 
Click HERE to visit website or click on one of the compensation categories below for further information and resources:
 
                Car and road accident injuries compensation
                Workplace injuries compensation
                Slip, trip and falls injuries compensation
                Public liability injuries compensation
                Negligence Injuries Compensation
                Defective goods injuries compensation
                Medical negligence injuries compensation
                Victims of crime injuries compensation
                Home accident and injuries compensation
                Repetitive strain injuries compensation
                Child injuries compensation
                Psychiatric injuries compensation
                Fatal accidents and injuries compensation
                Animal caused injuries compensation
                Sport and leisure injuries compensation
                Overseas and holiday accident compensation
                Unlawful arrest and detention compensation
                Marine injuries compensation
                Military injuries compensation
                FREE Online Enquiry 24hrs 7 days!
 
·         CAR ACCIDENT COMPENSATION
Very informative website focusing primarily on car and motor accidents. Loads of information on different types of car accidents, how they are caused and some common injuries arising from car accidents.
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·         INJURY COMPENSATION LAWYERS
Aussie compensation lawyers providing free online compensation claims assessment service. A great place to start for those people wanting to find out If they have a compensation claim. Free online service operating 24 Hours – 7 Days per week.
                Click HERE to visit website. Or click on a topic below:
                Motor Accidents
                Workers Compensation
                Personal Injuries
 
·         WORKERS COMPENSATION ADVICE
Excellent website for any Aussie injured at work and wanting to find out what their compensation entitlements might be. Also has a free online service that’s very fast and easy to use.
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·         INJURY ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Been in an accident? Suffered an injury? Have your matter looked at by a specialist compensation solicitor free of charge. Great website, with a wide variety of Free information on compensation law and also provides a free online service available 24 hours, 7 days.
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·         WORKERS COMPENSATION LAWYERS
Specialist workers compensation lawyers providing free online advice 24 hours, 7 days (including public holidays). This website also provides loads of useful information on work accidents and injuries. An excellent starting point for anyone injured at work.
Click HERE to visit website. Or click on a topic below:
 
·         CAR ACCIDENTS LAWYERS
Very helpful and informative website for any driver or passenger involved in a car accident.
Click HERE to visit website. Or click on a topic below:
 
·         INJURY COMPENSATION ADVICE
Free online advice for injured people wanting to know what compensation they can claim. Has some useful information and links to other Australian compensation sites. Covers all common accidents including accidents on the road, at work and in public. Good starting point. Also, free online service offered.
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·         MOTOR ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Tonnes of useful free information an all aspects of motor accidents. Free online case review by a Motor Accidents Lawyer. Extremely quick service. Simple to use and available everyday, 24 hours.
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·         LEGAL ADVICE
A website dedicated to providing the best online up-to-date legal information and advice on just about every area of the law. Great site for info on the law pertaining to accidents, injuries and compensation in general.
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·         AUSSIE LAWYERS
Covers all areas of the law. Provides tonnes of useful information. Heaps of free information on all compensation, accident, injury and insurance law. Fast free online service 24/7.
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