When you consider dangerous jobs likely to cause accidents at work, it is easy to consider the most extreme roles. However there are some everyday typically ‘mundane’ roles that are extremely hazardous, such as that of the boiler maker.
The dangers of being a boiler maker
The boiler maker is primarily responsible for building and installing boilers. However, due to their expertise, they can also be called upon to repair boilers and other similar objects.
The position does require specialist knowledge, and the boiler maker must undergo adequate training before undertaking any tasks. However, the very nature of the boiler maker’s role is hazardous, and there is a high risk of them experiencing work-related accidents.
Boiler workers work with hot water and gas, and are required to work in many high-risk environments including on vessels and in power plants.
This puts the boiler maker at risk of burns, scalds and strains every day, not to mention the respiratory risks of working with gas. The working life of the boiler maker is brimming with potential occupational illness and injury.
Claiming compensation for your accident at work
If you have been involved in an accident at work – as a boiler maker, or in any other profession – and believe a third party is to blame for your occupational injury or illness, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
If your employer has failed to take reasonable precautions to protect your health and safety, they could be held liable for your accident at work. This is because all employers have a legal responsibility to ensure your well-being while you undertake any work-related duties or activities.
Employers must, therefore, provide you with personal protective equipment, if needed, maintain a well-kept work environment, and arrange necessary training to cover all elements of your role, for example. Their failure to provide such measures could mean they are liable for your accident at work.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured at work and you believe your employer, or another third party, is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our legal team has over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of work-related personal injury, and lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can contact us at a time to suit you.
Call us today on freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown