Working as an apprentice is the best way to gain training in the trade or profession of your choice, whether you want to be a plumber, electrical engineer or painter and decorator. Of course, you’ll need to combine your on-the-job training with studying at a local college, but you’ll learn most of the skills you need whilst working alongside a qualified, experienced professional – that’s the idea, anyway! Unfortunately, there are tradesmen out there who view apprentices as low-paid labour, leaving them alone to work on jobs which could put them at risk of injury.
If you are an apprentice who has been injured in an accident at work, why not find out more about claiming apprentice injury compensation? You’ll be surprised at how much you could be entitled to, so take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s site today.
How have you been injured?
If you have been left to work independently and not provided with the right training or equipment to carry out your job safely, you could claim apprentice injury compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. But how could you be injured whilst working as an apprentice?
- Falls from height are one of the most common types of accidents, and they could lead to life-changing spinal, back or head injuries – even fatalities
- You could be injured by faulty power tools or hand tools
- Injuries could be caused by not wearing the right protective equipment – such as dropping bricks on your foot when you’re not wearing safety boots
- You could be electrocuted by overhead power lines if you haven’t been given the necessary safety training
There are any number of things that could go wrong when you’re working as an apprentice, but the idea is that you are supervised and trained by a qualified professional, whichever industry you’re working in. If this hasn’t happened and you feel that your employer has been negligent, you’re entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Will your claim be successful?
Don’t worry about going to court – most personal injury claims can be handled over the phone, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Whilst we can’t guarantee your claim will be successful, Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers do provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, which means there are no expensive upfront legal fees to pay. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 today and you could find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim after being injured whilst working as an apprentice.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton