INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT CLAIMS
What is considered an industrial accident?A few occupations have more hazards when compared to others – this is particularly valid for careers in construction, warehouse management, and factories. If you were injured at work because of an employer’s carelessness, you may be eligible for compensation. Industrial injuries could include hearing loss, chemical wounds, vibration white finger, and carbon monoxide poisoning etc. We realise that these kinds of harms can have a lasting impact on your health and capacity to work, and you should be compensated for that. By law, organisations have an obligation to ensure you're safeguarded at work and to report serious accidents under RIDDOR; or Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences. There are numerous health and safety procedures that need to be set up to protect you – however, sometimes employers don't follow these rules, which put you in danger. There are numerous ways an industrial accident can happen, for example,
- Poor training – the absence of proper training for any equipment, for example, chemicals and machines
- No safety protection – businesses have a duty to supply staff with personal protective equipment and inability to do as such can cause accidents.
- Things left lying around – appropriate storage of items and general tidiness are essential. Slips, trips, and falls can occur because of wet floors or falls over wires and boxes that haven't been put away properly, which can cause broken bones and sprains.
- Machine failure – electrical equipment is required by law to be PAT tested and inability to do as such can lead to electric shock and serious injuries.
- Vehicle accidents – improper training or maintenance on heavy duty vehicles such as forklift trucks can result in severe accidents
- Lifting – being expected to carry heavy loads without training can cause painful and lasting injuries
You don't have to leave your job if you make a personal injury claimmany people believe that making a claim against an employer will mean they can't work for them any longer. This is not true. There are strict laws set up to ensure that if you make a personal injury claim against your employer for an accident at work, you can't be treated differently or rejected for doing as such. You may be stressed that claiming against your employer may put their business in danger because of court costs. However, all organisations must be secured by an employer’s liability insurance, so it's reasonable the organisation you work for has a safeguard for such circumstances.
How much compensation you can get?Since no two cases are the same, it's not possible for us to reveal the amount you could get before beginning your claim. While no amount of money can take away what you've experienced, we can ensure you and your family aren't left out of pocket because of your accident. Because of your injuries, you may have been compelled to take some time off work. Our personal injury claim solicitors will consider every cost of your damage while making a claim. They will consider the effect it has had on your social life, hobbies, and family. For free support and counsel about whether you have a claim, contact us on 0800 970 2727 or online through our live chat.
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