Working in an abattoir can be a dirty, dangerous and exhausting job, killing and processing hundreds of animals a day in physically and mentally tiring conditions. For those who work in abattoirs, the risk of injury is ever present, either from the animals themselves or from the tools of the trade such as knives and electrical equipment used to stun cattle and other animals.
Abattoir workers who have been injured whilst at their place of work may be able to claim abattoir injury compensation if their employer is liable for their accident. Employer negligence is a leading cause of injuries at work and could relate to a range of different things. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of workers claim abattoir injury compensation over the years, and we’re proud to have been recommended by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service.
What are the risks of abattoir work?
Abattoir workers often work long physically and mentally exhausting shifts. When you’re tired, accidents are more likely to happen, so if your employer has breached regulations by not providing you with rest breaks and you have been injured as a result, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Other risks for abattoir workers include:
- Cuts and lacerations from knives and other cutting equipment
- Infection from contaminated animal blood and carcasses
- Repetitive strain injuries from carrying out repetitive tasks – this could affect the hands, wrists, fingers, shoulders and back
- Slipping on wet floors from animal body fluids and blood
Employers are responsible for the safety of their staff and should take steps to protect them at work. If you have been injured in a workplace accident and believe that more could have been done by your employer to prevent your accident from happening, we can help you claim compensation. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so there are no upfront fees to catch you out.
Why should you make a claim?
It’s a personal decision whether to claim compensation for your injuries, but if your employer has let you down, you’re entitled to be compensated not only for your pain and suffering but also your loss of earnings. Why should you and your family struggle financially after an accident that was somebody else’s fault? Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out more about how to make a claim for personal injury compensation – our personal injury advisors are here to help.