Some jobs carry more risk than others – this is especially true of careers in construction, warehouse management and factories. If you were injured at work because an employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Industrial injuries can be anything from industrial deafness, chemical injuries, asbestosis, vibration white finger and carbon monoxide poisoning. We know that these types of injuries can have a long-lasting effect on your health and ability to work, and you deserve to be compensated for that.
Making a claim can after an industrial accident can help with your recovery and can cover the financial expenses caused by your injury. Your claim could also result in a safer working environment for both you and colleagues, as it may highlight issues that weren’t noticed before.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You don’t have to leave your job if you claim udar11685
Understandably, many people think that bringing a claim against an employer will mean they can’t work for them anymore. This is untrue.
There are strict laws in place to make sure that if you make a claim against your employer for an accident at work, you cannot be treated differently or dismissed for doing so.
You may also be worried that claiming against your employer may put their business at risk due to court costs. However, all businesses have to be covered by employers’ liability insurance, so it’s likely the company you work for has a safeguard for this exact situation.
Causes of industrial accidents udar11685
When we go to work, our expectation is that the company we work for has done everything to ensure we’re safe. Unfortunately, industrial accidents are very common.
There are many health and safety policies that should be in place to protect you – but sometimes employers don’t stick to these rules, which puts you at risk.
There are many ways an industrial accident can occur, such as:
Poor training – lack of appropriate training for any equipment such as chemicals and machines
No safety protection – employers have a responsibility to supply staff with ‘personal protective equipment’, and failure to do so can cause accidents.
Items left lying around – appropriate storage of items and general cleanliness are important. Slips, trips and falls can happen due to wet floors or falling over wires and boxes that haven’t been stored properly, which can result in broken bones and sprains.
Machine failure – electrical equipment is required by law to be PAT tested (frequency of testing depends on the item) and failure to do so can end in electric shock and other 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 injuries