Carpentry and joinery are age-old professions, a long-lived skilled trade. Regardless of the extensive experience in the trade, work-based accidents still occur to those who work in the sector, causing a number of injuries ranging in severity.
Accidents at work in carpentry
Carpentry is predominantly involved with working with wood. This includes building and repairing items in this material. As the profession is practical and somewhat laborious, a number of injuries can occur.
Top 5 potential work-related accident claims
- Back injuries due to lifting heavy timber.
- Eye injuries due to flying sawdust and metal parts.
- Wounds from industrial machinery and equipment.
- Slips, trips and falls caused when carrying timber or due to poor/obstructed work flooring.
- Strains to the wrist and shoulders from lifting timber.
Carpenter injured at work – who’s to blame?
As a professional, you may feel that you are to blame if you experience an accident at work. Although accidents do occur due to human error, it is important that you assess the situation and determine what caused the incident and your occupational injury.
There are sometimes instances where your employer could be to blame. These include, for example:
- Accidents at work that occur due to insufficient training and guidance.
- Incidents that are triggered due to unreasonable shift patterns and rest periods.
- Injuries sustained due to malfunctioning or unmaintained machinery or equipment.
- Slips, trips and falls due to poor working conditions, including uneven flooring.
In cases such as these, the employer has failed in their legal duty to ensure your health and safety at work, therefore you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have incurred.
Accident Advice Helpline
Law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, have over 15 years’ experience in dealing with work-related personal injury claims. While you recuperate, Accident Advice Helpline will gather the basics of your claim and assess if it is likely that your case would be successful if processed. Once there is a mutual agreement to proceed with the claim, you case will be passed to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors who specialise in dealing with work-related claims.
Taking time off work or simply being injured can impair your ability to earn when you work in a practical field. With Accident Advice Helpline, you can seek advice without financial worries – the law firm will work on a no win no fee basis to fight for the compensation you deserve.