Most people who head off to work on a daily basis face a risk of accidents at work; however, some occupations are more dangerous than others. Gas workers, working with oil and gas, are at a higher risk of injuries than many other professionals.
If you’ve been injured while working as a gas worker, and you weren’t at fault, you have a right to claim compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline to learn more about the claims process and see how much you could be entitled to if you do make a work injury claim.
Injuries for gas workers
Gas workers work in a variety of different settings and locations, many of which may be hazardous. Working off-shore is particularly dangerous and there is a risk of explosions, helicopter crashes and leaks. Exposure to gas leaks may cause breathing difficulties and carbon monoxide poisoning.
For all gas workers, it is essential that your employer takes the necessary steps to protect you and prevent work accidents. They must comply with stringent health and safety measures and respond to concerns raised by employees. All gas workers should be provided with the relevant training and suitable protective clothing and equipment, for example. Regular risk assessments should be carried out, and all incidents should be recorded.
If you’ve been injured at work and you were not at fault, you may wish to pursue a compensation claim. If you’ve been forced to take time off work, you’ve lost income, or you’ve had to change job as a result of your injuries, Accident Advice Helpline could help to claim the compensation you deserve.
What to do next
If you’ve had an accident at work, your health should be your priority; get your injuries checked out as soon as possible. When you can, write down all the details of the incident and ask colleagues to give their version of events. Report the accident to your supervisor or the company manager.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and talk through the ins and outs of your work accident claim with one of our helpful advisors. If you have a strong claim for work injury compensation, your details will be passed on to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
We will take it from there and handle all the hard work for you. We aim to provide a stress-free service, so you can focus on your recovery. If your no-win, no-fee* claim is successful, the money you receive could help with bills and ease pressure caused by reduced income.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to see how we can help.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice