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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

    Distillery injury advice


    Distillery injury advice

    If you have been injured in an accident at a distillery, then the Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with the best distillery injury advice available. We have assisted injured workers with personal injury claims since 2000 and have a team of expert advisors and solicitors ready to help claimants through the entire process. If a third party was to blame for your accident, then we can get the necessary compensation that is owed to you.

    Hazard assessment

    The production of spirits produces highly flammable liquid while materials such as vapour, gas and dust are present, creating a highly explosive atmosphere in distillery facilities across the United Kingdom. This makes it vitally important that hazard assessment takes place on a regular basis.

    If you have had an accident due to your employer not taking appropriate action to protect you from potential hazards or because they’ve failed to outline stringent health and safety procedures, then you are eligible to make a claim. For example, if you are handling grain, then explosion protection in the form of venting, suppression and containment is necessary to prevent the risk of serious injury. Your employer has a duty of care and if they have failed to adhere to this and you have been injured in this line of work, we recommend that you take our online 30-second test today to find out if you are eligible and how much you could claim.

    Required evidence

    If you have been injured while working at a distillery and want to make a claim, then you must report the accident. Explosions and serious injuries should be reported immediately to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Though it is likely that your employer will take care of this for you, we recommend reporting it yourself if it was due to a health and safety breach. If the accident resulted in you losing up to seven days of full work, then the HSE must be informed. The accident must have occurred during the last three years; however, if you have been exposed to harmful substances at a distillery then these time limitations are relaxed and you may still be able to make a claim for compensation.

    Expert advice

    Accident Advice Helpline works on a no win no fee basis, so call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 to ease your mind and find out just how much you could claim for your work injury. You can also send an SMS by texting claim365 to 88010 or call from a mobile by dialling 0333 500 0993.

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    Recovering from a work injury can affect your entire life with financial worries if you are forced to take weeks or months off work to recuperate. Call us today and we can help you to make a claim that will pay your bills and ensure you do not risk financial ruin.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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