If your day job involves manual labour or working in potentially hazardous environments, there may be a greater risk of accidents at work than working in an office. Being a plumber has many advantages, but there are also downsides. Injuries for plumbers are fairly common.
If you’ve sustained one of the common injuries for plumbers, and you weren’t to blame, you have the right to claim compensation.
What are the most common injuries for plumbers?
You can suffer a work injury in almost any setting, but some careers are more dangerous than others. Potential injuries for plumbers include:
- Respiratory illnesses and breathing difficulties caused by exposure to harmful chemicals and gases
- Fractures, dislocations and bruises caused by slips, trips and falls
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Back pain and muscle strain caused by lifting
- Muscular aches and pains caused by bending and working in awkward positions
What can I do if I’ve been injured at work?
The first thing you should do if you’ve been injured at work is to seek medical advice. Get your injuries checked out and report the accident to your employer. All work injuries for plumbers should be recorded.
If an accident resulted from your employer’s negligence and you have proof that this was the case, you may wish to claim work injury compensation. Note down all the relevant details about the incident and get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent work injuries, but if you’ve been injured in an accident which could have been prevented by your employer complying with the relevant health and safety guidelines, you have a right to claim compensation.
How can I make a claim for a work injury?
If you’ve been injured at work in the last three years and you would like to file a work injury claim against your employer, Accident Advice Helpline can help.
We have over 15 years’ experience in helping consumers to claim compensation and we take care of all the hard work for you. Our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and we do everything we can to eliminate stress from the process.
Most of our clients never have to attend court proceedings. If you believe that you have a viable work accident claim, call us now for expert advice. Our lines are open 24 hours
a day on 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice