While many plumbers work on a self-employed basis, others work for companies that provide extensive plumbing and maintenance services. They may also work on building sites for building companies constructing new properties, whether for commercial or residential purposes.
In every case a plumber has the right to be able to work safely and without fear of suffering an injury. Most plumbers will be fully trained when they are employed, although some might work as plumbers’ mates while they are learning the skill. However, in any case, the plumbers should expect to be able to work in safe surroundings and to be free of injury while they do so.
What could go wrong for a plumber?
A plumber might find themselves trying to claim plumber injury compensation for all kinds of reasons. For example, even though they work in often-cramped conditions and places that are likely to be wet owing to water leaks, they should still be safe. Accidents are more likely to happen in messy workplaces and areas where care has not been taken to ensure a risk assessment has been done to keep things as safe as possible.
Asbestos might also be a potential risk if a plumber has been asked to work in a building where this substance is present. If a risk assessment did not highlight its presence, or nothing was done after it was found, a plumber could make a claim for plumber injury compensation if they contract asbestosis or mesothelioma.
Plenty of examples to consider
There are all manner of things that could happen in situations where a plumber is injured or becomes ill as a result of their work. A simple slip or fall could also result, if the workplace is not safe to be in. This could result in broken bones and the inability to work for a period of time. If the employer was at fault in some way, usually through negligence, this means there could be a chance of getting compensation.
If you want to know whether compensation could be in your future, the best way to find out is by calling Accident Advice Helpline. We may be able to put you in contact with one of our experienced lawyers if you call 0800 689 0500 and we think you have a good case that should be heard. Call us now to find out if this is true.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead