Hartlepool is a town in County Durham, located 7.5 miles north of Middlesbrough. The town’s economy has always been linked to the maritime industry and expansion came with the arrival of the railways and the creation of a new port. Major employers in the town include The Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station and Cameron’s Brewery, one of the largest breweries in the UK.
A high percentage of local residents are also employed in engineering-related jobs and steel manufacturing for the oil industry. With so many physical jobs, it’s perhaps no surprise that people make claims in Hartlepool for accidents at work. However you’ve been injured, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation if somebody else is at fault.
How did your accident happen?
If you’re working in an environment with heavy machinery and dangerous equipment, it’s easy to see how an accident could happen. Not only does your employer have a responsibility to ensure you receive proper training to use machinery and equipment safely, it’s also up to them to maintain things to a safe standard, so you’re not put at unnecessary risk.
Over the years, Accident Advice Helpline has handled hundreds of claims in Hartlepool for injuries ranging from severe crush injuries to minor lacerations. If your employer is at fault, they should be held liable for your accident and ordered to pay you compensation. Here are a few examples of the types of injuries which could occur in factory jobs:
- Crush injuries or broken bones from heavy machinery accidents
- Electrocution from faulty machinery
- Slips and trips – for example slipping on a wet floor – which could cause broken bones or back injuries
- Loss of limbs, often as a result of crush injuries
- Burns from industrial ovens or hot equipment
- Welding injuries, if proper protection is not worn
- Manual handling injuries/repetitive strain
- Eye injuries, caused by flying debris
Claiming compensation for injuries at work
Claims in Hartlepool don’t need to be made with a local personal injury lawyer. Accident Advice Helpline have helped people across the country claim compensation for accidents at work, and our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. At the end of the day, if your employer has been negligent, they shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 today and find out if you have a viable claim – our expert advisors are waiting to speak to you.