Making a miller accident claim for compensation could help you and your family to deal with the consequences of a serious injury at work. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with the process if the accident was due to the negligence of another person, organisation or third party. A claim will secure your finances in the short term and can cover counselling, private medical bills and other expenses in the future so you can concentrate on getting better and resuming your career. If you want to claim, call our free, 24-hour helpline to see if you are eligible. It will only take a few minutes.
Workplace hazards for millers
Precision engineering and large scale production can be a dangerous profession. This is because lathes and other machine tools can cause serious injuries if they are not used properly or if they are not well maintained. A working environment with other individuals also poses other risks and hazards. It is especially important for your employer to adhere to health and safety measures at all times. They must be constantly vigilant about the dangers of heavy machinery and objects in the work place. If you think they were negligent in some way then you have a right to claim if it caused the accident.
The most common miller injuries involve machinery. You could make a no win no fee* claim if your employer did not provide appropriate training to use certain machinery. For example, if you were not told how to fit the safety guard properly and were subsequently struck by a billet or other piece of material then your employer could be liable. These types of accidents can often lead to devastating injuries due to the impact and can result in severe wounds and lacerations or even crushed eye sockets.
Your employer must also ensure that you are given appropriate protective equipment when using machinery. Gloves, overalls, ear protectors and protective footwear are all required to operate machinery without risk of injury. You could also claim if you slipped on a piece of material that should have been cleared away, or if the negligence of an apprentice or trainee caused you to fall from height. The workplace must also be well lit to minimise the chances of injury.
Making a miller accident claim
We can make a claim against your employer if they were to blame for your injuries. In order to prove that your employer was negligent we will need you to collect some evidence after the accident. If you are unable to do so due to your injuries then maybe a family member could help. Witness statements, photographs and a notebook of all the accident details including dates and times will be useful in assisting us.
If you want to get started straight away, call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500. You will first talk to a helpful advisor who will then match you with an expert solicitor if you are eligible. A claim could be the boost you need after a painful few months or years. It will cover any costs and allow you to finally move on.
Date Published: July 20, 2015
Author: David Brown