You’d think working in a brewery would be a great job – free beer! In reality, it can be a tough, physically demanding role and one which can be dangerous too. There are a number of different hazards facing those working in a brewery, but the good news is that anybody who has been injured at work (due to another person’s negligence) could claim brewery worker injury compensation. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of brewery workers to claim the compensation they deserve for accidents at work – we’ve even been endorsed by our patron, UK consumer champion and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent service.
What could go wrong in a brewery?
Working in confined spaces and with pressurised equipment could easily lead to injuries if health and safety is not a top priority for brewery owners. Over the years we have handled brewery worker injury compensation claims for all of the following types of accidents and injuries:
- Burns from pressurised hot water when cleaning kegs
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Chemical exposure leading to burns and respiratory illness
- Repetitive strain injury and musculoskeletal disorders
- Manual handling injuries from moving hoses or malt bags
- Slip, trip or fall on a wet floor or tools left lying around
- Fall from height from an elevated platform
- Crush injuries or injuries sustained after being struck by a pallet truck or forklift
When things go wrong, the result could be serious injury or even a fatality. Being left with severe scarring from burns or a head injury could affect the rest of your life and even make it impossible for you to return to work, impacting you and your family financially. If you’ve suffered injuries whilst employed at a brewery and you feel that health and safety wasn’t up to scratch, you could consider making a claim.
Who is to blame for your accident?
It’s important to establish who’s at fault for your accident, and it’s often the case that your employer will be liable. If they have failed to implement safety procedures, provide you with training or take other precautions to keep you safe at work, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. It’s free to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you’re eligible to make a claim, or why not take the 30-second test on our website to find out how much compensation you could get?
Date Published: September 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton