Due to the nature of the role, working as a lumberjack can lead to many different accidents at work. Even the most skilled of lumberjacks, with years of experience and training, cannot be guaranteed full safety when carrying out their role.
The role of a lumberjack, with its heavy lifting, strenuous and repetitive motions, and sometimes dangerous and unpredictable surroundings could lead to a work related accident.
Common work-related lumberjack injuries
Being a lumberjack is often considered to be in the top 10 of most dangerous occupations.
The top five potential work-related incident claims for a lumberjack include:
- Repetitive straining injuries
- Dangling branches which have been caught in other trees and fall without warning
- Uneven terrain can lead to lower body injuries such as fractures, sprains and strains, for example
- Saw and axe accidents
- Tractor and onsite vehicle accidents
Who is to blame for your accident at work?
If you feel that an incident or accident at work was the fault of your company or management, you may be able to claim compensation for any harm you have suffered.
Employers have a legal responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. When you sustain an injury due to a task at work, and you believe you are not to blame, your employer may have not met their legal obligation and therefore are liable for any harm you have suffered.
Should this be the case, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you determine the eligibility of your case and advise if it is worth pursuing your claim.
Pursing your claim: Accident Advice Helpline
Lumberjacks are not alone in making work-related injury claims. According to the Health and Safety Executives statistics, in 2012/13, 78,000 injuries to employees were reported.
Whatever your sector and however you sustained your work-related injury or illness, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline is expert in assisting victims of personal injury in the claims process.
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in dealing with work-related injury compensation claims. Working on a no win no fee** basis, Accident Advice Helplines legal team works with the sole aim of ensuring you receive the personal injury compensation that you are entitled to.
Call Accident Advice Helplines freephone number 0800 689 0500 to get specialist advice specific to your individual accident at work.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice