Industrial injuries can happen in all kinds of ways. Thankfully, they are very rare, but there are occasions when people do suffer industrial injuries while they are going about their normal working day.
These injuries can vary widely, as can the circumstances in which they occur. While we all know accidents can happen in a variety of situations, there are also occasions when you might be hurt because someone has not done their job properly. For example, your employer has a duty to follow and adhere to all the health and safety rules pertaining to their business. If they do not do this, there is an increased chance of someone being injured.
How could you suffer industrial injuries?
As we have already seen, there are a myriad of ways in which this could occur. For example, if you work with an industrial oven, it should have appropriate safety measures in place to prevent anyone becoming locked inside. There have been horrific cases of people being burned alive in such instances. They may be rare, but when they occur they take lives and ruin the lives of those left behind.
Some industrial accidents see people being hurt in ways that will affect the rest of their lives, too. For example, if machinery is not maintained and does not have appropriate safety guards fitted to it, someone using it could lose a finger, a hand or even an arm. These are just examples, but they do indicate how important it is for every business to follow health and safety rules.
What should you do if you have already suffered an injury at work?
Don’t worry – you have easy access to information and advice that could be beneficial at a time like this. You can contact the team at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
We have a 30-second online test you can take easily and quickly when you visit our website. This will give you an almost-instant answer as to whether you could claim any compensation. Once you speak with our experts, you’ll have a better idea of what should happen next, and what you have to do in order to make a no win, no fee* claim. Could we support you in that process? Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if we really could.
Date Published: March 5, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Industrial injury claim