Engineers can be employed in a variety of different industries, from aircraft engineers to electrical engineers and rail services engineers. Whichever industry you are employed in, the job does come with some risks, but these can usually be minimised by paying attention to health and safety at work. If your employer has been negligent and breached health and safety legislation, you could claim engineer injury compensation within three years of your accident at work. You’ll need the services of a personal injury lawyer and here at Accident Advice Helpline, our professional personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so you can afford to claim engineer injury compensation with us no matter what your circumstances.
What types of injuries could engineers sustain?
Established in 2000, we specialise in personal injury law and have handled a wide range of claims for compensation from engineers across different industries, including:
- Vibration injuries from working with vibrating equipment for prolonged periods
- Lacerations to hand and arm caused by a faulty circular saw
- Traumatic brain injury caused by a collapsing structure
- Head and spinal injuries caused by a fall from height
These are just a few examples of the types of injuries which engineers could sustain at work if their employers are negligent. If you feel that your employer could have done more to prevent your accident, why not take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much you could claim in compensation?
What counts as employer negligence?
When we talk about employer negligence, what are we really talking about? Here are a few examples of things which could count as employer negligence:
- Failing to check that equipment is safe to use
- Not providing staff with training
- Failing to carry out a risk assessment
- Hiring incompetent/unqualified staff
- Not allowing staff adequate rest breaks
- Not providing safety equipment/PPE for staff
If you’re an engineer who has been injured due to a negligent employer, give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and see whether you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Our expert personal injury advisors are on hand to take your call and offer confidential, no-obligation advice and we are proud to have been recommended by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service. Call us within three years of your accident to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton