If you work on the water, you may run the risk of accidents at work. Although working at sea has its benefits, there may also be hazards to consider. If you’ve been injured at work, or you’ve suffered wharf accidents, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
Common wharf accidents
Wharves are flat landing pads, which are designed to secure boats and ships when they come in from the water. If you work on a tourist boat, a commercial ship or you engage in deep sea fishing, you may be required to jump onto the wharf to tie up the boat.
Wharf accidents are not common, but they do happen. The main types of wharf accidents include slips, trips and falls. Jumping from the deck of the boat onto the wharf may be dangerous, especially if the wharf is wet and slippery.
If the walkway is wet, you could also suffer slips and trips when you’re walking towards the shore. If you work on a cargo ship, or you fish for a living, there may also be a risk of
lifting and handling injuries.
What can you do if you’ve been injured at work?
If you’ve been injured at work, in wharf accidents or otherwise, it’s essential to report the accident to your supervisor or manager. All work-related incidents should be recorded. At the time of the accident, see a doctor to get your injuries assessed.
If you weren’t to blame for the accident, you may wish to consider claiming work injury compensation. This is a lump sum which is awarded to employees who have been injured through no fault of their own. If you’ve been given unsuitable or faulty equipment, for example, your employer should accept liability.
If you’ve had a work accident in the last three years and you have evidence to confirm that it was not your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping injured workers to claim compensation for over 15 years and we have an outstanding team of personal injury lawyers. We operate a no-win, no-fee* policy and we manage every aspect of your claim for you. The money you are awarded could help to ease the burden of taking time off work and losing income.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or visit our website and take our 30-second eligibility test.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice