Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we receive several requests for blacksmith accident advice annually. Most of these requests are from clients who want to know if their cases are eligible and how they can proceed with making claims for compensation.
Blacksmiths are exposed to several hazards because of the work they do. They have to mould metal into useful implements, jewellery and ornaments. This means they constantly work with sharp tools and hot metal, leaving them vulnerable to burns and cuts. Slippery floors, misplaced tools, cracked tiles and obstructed pathways can lead to slips, trips or falls in the workplace. These accidents can result in injuries that range in severity from simple sprains to complex fractures.
Old forges commonly used asbestos as insulation materials. Blacksmiths who work in such places often develop mesothelioma, asthma and other lung diseases due to exposure to this harmful material. Industrial deafness is another common complaint made by blacksmiths who usually work in very noisy surroundings.
Since most of these occupational diseases take a long time to manifest themselves, establishing liability can be tricky. In some cases, the individuals may have retired or moved on to other places of employment while others may have succumbed to their illnesses.
If you have been involved in a blacksmith accident through no fault of your own, sustaining injuries in the process, then you might have valid grounds for making a compensation claim. You may also be eligible to make a claim if you lost a family member through such an accident.
What do I need to help me make a claim?
You will need sufficient evidence to help you make a successful blacksmith accident compensation claim. The evidence you gather should assist you to prove that the accident happened as a result of someone else’s negligence and that you suffered injuries that required medical treatment.
This evidence can be in the form of photos of the accident scene and the injuries you sustained, the doctor’s medical report, receipts of any expenses you incurred because of the accident as well as witness statements. A qualified personal injury solicitor should help you collect and compile this evidence to strengthen your claim.
How much will it cost to make a compensation claim?
As one of the top personal injury law firms in the UK, we at Accident Advice Helpline have a large team of specialist solicitors all around the country. All our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis meaning you will not pay any fees to initiate your claim with us. Additionally, you will only pay us if your claim is successful. We implemented this policy with the intention of minimising our clients’ financial risks. It also motivates us to work hard since we only receive payment for the claims we win.
If you wish to receive more blacksmith accident advice, kindly call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and take advantage of our free no-obligation consultation. One of our professional and friendly advisors will be happy to go through the details of your case with you before advising you on the next steps to take.