Most people who have been injured at work will agree that industrial injuries strike out of the blue and everything is over in seconds. There is no time to think things through and sometimes the accident can be catastrophic and life-changing. There is no way to plan for this kind of event and so the only thing to do is to seek personal injury compensation afterwards, to make life as near as possible to what it was before. Here at Accident Advice Helpline our experts can help you to understand what is possible, what the timescale might be and then they can take things forward without any need for you to appear in court in most cases.
Industrial injuries involving falls
These are usually the most serious of industrial injuries and the results can be fatal. An employer has a responsibility to make sure that all workers working off the ground are trained adequately, but even then the unforeseen can occur and a fall can result. If you can prove that your fall is the fault of negligence on someone else’s part, you will almost certainly be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Fill in our 30-second test to see what is possible and then give us a ring to discuss how to proceed.
If you work with equipment – which does not have to be large or complicated – there is always a possibility that you could be injured. Always make sure that you check that it is in good repair before using it and a good rule of thumb is to do it yourself – even if your work colleagues are reliable, if you check it then you will know it is done. Although industrial injuries caused by faulty machinery can normally be the subject of a personal injury claim, checking and avoiding them is obviously far better.
Check with us – don’t suffer in silence
Many people who have been injured at work tend to think it is ‘just one of those things’ and of course there are times when it is a genuine accident which is nobody’s fault. It is always worth checking though – you can speak to one of our expert lawyers on our helpline and they will advise you whether you have a claim. We have been in the business of making sure people can make a claim simply since 2000, so if anyone can help you, it is us!
Date Published: September 2, 2013
Author: David Brown