Many lines of work come hand-in-hand with an element of danger and a risk of the employee being injured due to accidents at work. From repetitive strain injuries sustained at the office, to manual handling injuries or high-level falls in farming, the scope of possible incidents is enormous.
That considered, some careers do pose more risk to employees than others and helicopter cable workers know this to be particularly true regarding their job role.
Accidents at work: Helicopter cable workers
Also known as Linemen, helicopter cable workers are responsible for maintaining electrical power lines, using a helicopter to reach the lines. Linemen usually wear charged work attire so that they are the same potential as the cables.
The very nature of this role lends itself to a number of health and safety issues that could potentially cause accidents at work.
It is essential that helicopter cable workers are specialists in their field and have received the full and necessary training required to undertake the tasks in hand. In addition, safety attire must be worn and personal protective equipment used to minimise the risk of work-related injury.
Common accidents at work for linesmen include, but are not limited to, electrocution and slips, trips and high-level falls and impacts to the head.
Can you claim for work-related accidents?
When you sustain and injury or illness at work due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for your occupational accident.
Employers have to, by law, ensure your health and safety while you are at work. In the case where they fail to protect your well-being or cause you work-related harm, they become liable for the injury you sustained at work.
In this case, you may want to seek legal advice from Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
With years of experience and a nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals make Accident Advice Helpline the very best in their field.
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline works with the primary aim of assisting victims of personal injury to ensure they receive the compensation they are entitled to for the work-related accident or injury they have sustained.
If you believe you may have an eligible case to claim compensation. Go online today to Accident Advice Helpline’s website, where their 30-second test will help you determine whether, if pursued, your case is likely to be successful.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice