The village of Abertridwr, lying in the county borough of Caerphilly, has a long and rich industrial heritage. With artefacts, interactive exhibits and memorabilia the Aber Valley Heritage Centre provides information and insight into the lives, customs and working conditions of Welsh coal mining communities.
The Aber Valley Heritage Trail circular walk offers spectacular views of the local landscape and encompasses various viewing points and sites of historic interest. The Windsor Colliery Memorial along the route is a sad reminder of a major industrial accident that occurred in the area over 100 years ago and the 154 lives that were lost.
Then, as now, industrial accidents are a risk for those working in occupations requiring the use of heavy machinery and being subjected to loud noises, toxic substances, repetitive tasks and vibrations. If you have been injured in an industrial accident you may wish discuss your concerns with Abertridwr no-win, no-fee lawyers.
What can Abertridwr no-win, no-fee lawyers help me with?
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline can give you the best start on your compensation claim journey. The friendly team of advisers can provide you with specialist information on your particular injury and you can call them for free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone today. With a large team of specialist solicitors, you are sure to find the right Abertridwr no-win, no-fee lawyers for you. Quick quotes can also be obtained using the 30-second online compensation calculator.
My industrial accident was caused by toxic chemicals – can Abertridwr no-win, no-fee lawyers help me to claim damages?
Industrial accidents are not limited to traumatic injuries such as brain and spinal damage. They may also include health problems caused by exposure to harmful chemicals or irritants. Dust, liquids and gases can all put health at risk and can cause long-term suffering to those not protected by adequate training or equipment. Symptoms can include breathing difficulties, cancer, asthma, silicosis, allergies, dermatitis, nerve damage and kidney problems. Other industrial injuries include the following:
- Repetitive strain injuries – assembly line workers and those who work on static, repetitive tasks such as builders, can often have problems with swollen and painful joints, friction related injuries, weakness and compressed nerves.
- Machinery injuries – if proper procedures, such as risk assessments, training and inspections have been neglected, workers are at risk of being seriously injured. Failure to provide inadequate protective safety equipment, such as goggles, gloves and helmets, can cause damage to the eyes, hands and head. Worker can become entangled when hair, fingers, clothing and shoes are trapped. Injuries can also occur when live wiring and sharp objects come into contact with operators and ejected materials can also cause torso and facial injuries.