If you have been involved in an industrial accident, chances are you want to know what kind of injuries you can get compensation from.
Here’s the main four:
Injuries sustained while lifting of moving goods
Lifting or moving heavy goods is always a hazard, especially if you are employed to do so without the necessary training or equipment to aid your role. You have a strong claim for compensation if you have been injured under the circumstances, and you should seek out specialist advice as soon as possible to ascertain your eligibility to make a claim.
At http://www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk/industrial-injury-compensation/, you can find out more about industrial injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline also operates a free helpline, where you can get specialist advice surrounding your industrial accident from a highly trained claims advisor. This invaluable service is offered with absolutely no obligation to make a claim – you can use the information provided to you as you wish.
Injuries sustained while operating machinery
Operating machinery always carries risk. Whether that machinery is plant equipment or a forklift truck, if you have been injured while using it, you may have a claim. Compensation is available to you if you have been injured through no fault of your own. Poor enforcement of health and safety and a lack of training as the key reasons why such accident happen, and your lawyer thoroughly review your employer’s record to see if they failed in their duty.
Injuries sustained through a lack of health and safety equipment
Personal protective equipment, or PPE, should be made readily available to all employees and it should be compulsory for certain roles. Whether you are required to wear a hard hat on site, steel toe-cap boots on site or rubber gloves to protect you from chemicals, it is your employer’s duty to ensure you wear these. Although it is also your duty to protect yourself as far as is reasonably possible, your employer’s duty remains the same.
Injuries sustained from falls from height
Falls from height can be incredibly serious. They usually happen on construction sites and in factory warehouses. Nowadays, machinery is usually used to remove goods from a factory, however in some applications people are still required to go up a ladder or climb a platform to retrieve goods. This is fine so long as health and safety if enforced, however accidents are naturally common. On construction sites, scaffolding is required to protect employees from a fall however signage must also be present to make people aware of all hazards.
If you have been injured in any of the accidents described above, there’s a good chance that you have a strong case for financial compensation. Contact a law firm today to discuss your case and to ascertain your eligibility to make a claim.