Working in a manufacturing job can have its hazards, but it doesn’t have to be dangerous. Unfortunately, negligent management and a lack of care when it comes to health and safety could lead to accidents resulting in fertiliser manufacturing injuries.
Fertilisers are chemical compounds and when working with chemicals of any kind, care needs to be taken. That means employers have a responsibility to adhere to health and safety regulations in order to reduce the risk of accidents.
Those affected by fertiliser manufacturing injuries could suffer any of the following:
- Injuries caused by a fertiliser explosion
- Respiratory problems
- Skin conditions (caused by touching toxic chemicals)
- Crush injuries or broken bones from heavy machinery and vehicles
If you’ve been injured and you feel your employer is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline is on your side. We have 15 years’ industry experience helping people get the compensation they deserve for injuries sustained whilst working in fertiliser manufacturing, and we’re here to help you too.
Negligence at work
How do you know if your employer has been negligent? When you’re working with hazardous chemicals, such as those used in fertiliser, ask yourself the following:
- Did your employer provide you with PPE to ensure you could carry out work safely?
- Are chemicals stored in marked containers, so you know they are hazardous substances?
- Did you receive proper training in the use of equipment and the dangers of your role?
- Was the working environment clean and safe?
- Were problems, such as faulty machinery and equipment, fixed promptly or ignored?
Your employer could be held liable for your injuries, no matter how minor, if they have failed to keep you safe at work. Reporting your accident to the Health and Safety Executive is a good idea if you’re concerned about safety in your workplace, as they’ll usually carry out an investigation to determine whether health and safety breaches occurred.
Easy to claim
Claiming personal injury compensation doesn’t have to be difficult, and whether you’re in hospital recovering from an injury at work or at home suffering from ongoing symptoms, such as respiratory problems, you want your claim to go as smoothly as possible. That’s why you should trust Accident Advice Helpline.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice and to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so even if you’re suffering financially after time off work, you can afford to use our services to claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen