HAVE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER EVER EXPERIENCE A WORK ACCIDENT OR ILLNESS?
People are employed in a variety of jobs, which range from manual through to office-based. Every workplace has its risks, some greater than others but whatever the job the employees expect to be safeguarded against these risks.
In Canada, there is Health and Safety legislation which is designed to protect employees at work and reduce the risk of an accident and injury.
Employers have a duty of care to protect their employees against the risks of an accident or an illness which may arise from their job. They have an obligation to report any accidents and to pay company and/or statutory sick pay.
But if an employer fails to put safeguards in place or the existing ones are inadequate then this increases the risk of an accident.
TYPES OF WORK ACCIDENTS AND ILLNESSES:
- Arthritis claims
- Back injuries claims
- Broken bones claims
- Burns and scalds claims
- Bursitis claims
- Carpal tunnel syndrome claims
- Construction industry accidents claims
- Faulty work equipment claims
- Falls from a height claims
- Fatigue claims
- Head injuries claims
- Hearing loss claims
- Hit by falling objects claims
- Neck injuries
- Occupational asthma claims
- Psychological trauma claims
- Repetitive strain injury claims
- Skin conditions claims
- Slips and trips claims
- Spinal injuries claims
- Stress claims
- Tendon injuries claims and many more!
If you sustain an injury at work which was not your fault then you may be entitled to compensation.