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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim manual labour injury compensation


    Whether you work as a plumber, joiner or builder, there’s no denying that manual labour isn’t without its risks. Whilst you could be injured due to your own carelessness, what happens if you suffer an injury at work that has been caused by somebody else’s negligence? You might be injured whilst working on a building site or suffer injuries whilst carrying out a commercial plumbing job – if somebody else is to blame then why not find out if you could claim manual labour injury compensation?

    Accident Advice Helpline’s team of personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so even if your bank balance is suffering after taking time off work due to your injuries, it’s affordable to make a claim.

    A dangerous job

    Manual labour can be dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Your site foreman or employer should take responsibility for your safety at work, which means they should carry out a risk assessment before work commences, ensure that tools and equipment are safe to use and make sure that all workers are trained to carry out work safely. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents which could happen:

    • Fall from height caused by faulty scaffolding, lack of safety equipment (such as a harness) or a fall through a roof light
    • Injuries caused by equipment at work, such as burns from a welder’s torch, electric shock from a faulty drill or lacerations from a saw
    • Injured by objects falling from height – for example if equipment or tools fall off scaffolding or a roof and hit you on the head
    • Injuries to your feet caused by dropping tools, equipment or supplies (whilst not wearing safety boots)
    • Explosions or electric shock – a gas main exploding if it has not been disconnected whilst work is carried out or contact with overhead cables leading to electric shock

    Should you make a claim?

    If you’re an experienced worker and you believe your injuries have been caused by the negligence of your boss or another employee, you deserve to be compensated. Whether you’ve suffered a life-changing head injury that has left you unable to work or broken your leg after a fall from height, you can find out how much compensation you’re entitled to claim by taking the 30-second test on our website. Then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to see if you have a viable claim. You can get confidential, no-obligation advice that can help you decide whether to proceed with a claim.

    Date Published: November 30, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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