The role of an aeronautical engineer is to maintain, develop, research, design and test military and civil aircraft. Perhaps the most important element of the work is improving air travel safety by servicing and maintaining aircraft to a very high standard. Completing that task might seem to be relatively safe work, however, the work of an aeronautical engineer can entail a risk of being injured when working on or testing civilian and military aircraft and helicopters. It is a fact that aeronautical engineers are at risk of sustaining serious injuries or even being killed whilst doing their job. If you have been injured doing such work, here is the aeronautical engineering accident claim advice that you may be seeking.
Health and safety in the workplace
By law, employers have a responsibility to protect their employees’ health, safety and welfare at work; they must take all the necessary precautions to make the workplace safe. As part of that duty, employers must train their employees appropriately for the work that needs to be done; ensure that plant and machinery are checked and maintained regularly; provide adequate personal protective equipment and first aid equipment as necessary; take precautions against fire and provide means of escape; and assess all the potential risks that might be involved in certain work practices, such as testing an aircraft.
By law, a worker also has some responsibilities. You must, for instance, co-operate with your employer in order to make your workplace safe. This means not only to take reasonable care of your own safety, but also to report any unsafe conditions that may endanger the lives of your colleagues. If you consider that there is significant imminent danger for you and your colleagues, you have the right to leave work until the hazard is eliminated.
If your employer has failed in that duty of care and you sustain an injury as a result of a work-related accident that was not your fault, you should call us on 0800 689 0500. The personal injury specialists working at Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make the most of your legal right to claim compensation from the individual employer or company responsible for your suffering.
Addressing money issues
One thing is certain and that is you will need money to live when undergoing treatment and during a convalescent period. You will probably have to take time off work because of your injuries and will almost certainly incur extra expenses whilst still supporting your family. It will not be easy. Although you are probably entitled to statutory sick pay, filing a compensation claim against your employer gives you the opportunity to secure some financial support and security if your injuries mean that you are unable to work for a lengthy period.
In order to find out how you can make an aeronautical engineering accident claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline solicitors to obtain competent legal advice. Relying on our team of professionals who are committed to helping individuals needing legal assistance on a no win, no fee* basis, is one of the best decisions you will ever make. At Accident Advice Helpline you will be in touch with expert lawyers who specialise in pursuing personal injury claims.
Date Published: March 13, 2014
Author: David Brown