The city of Wolverhampton is known throughout the United Kingdom for being an industrial part of the country, just like the whole of the West Midlands. It will come as no surprise, therefore, to learn that many of the accident and injury claims are based around workplace incidents. Talk to us today if you’re in need of accident legal advice in Wolverhampton.
Wolverhampton changed dramatically after the industrial revolution, from a city known for the woollen trade and numerous markets, to one that was more focussed around mining, engineering and manufacturing.
These are all notoriously dangerous industries to work in, especially mining. While there are not many mines left in operation around the UK these days, miners would be sent down into the pits with a head torch and the equipment they needed to do their jobs.
As a result, many picked up diseases, illnesses and breathing conditions that affected them both inside and outside the workplace.
Getting accident legal advice in Wolverhampton
Engineering is a skill and despite the numerous machines now in operation aiming to improve the processes and production times, they still require a great deal of manual implementation and assistance from humans.
Employers are, therefore, under a legal obligation to ensure that each employee is provided with the training and protective equipment needed to do their jobs not only efficiently, but safely, with the minimum amount of risk to their health.
Unfortunately a lot of workplace accident and injury claims come from people who were not given the correct protective equipment and, as a result, they either sustained an injury or developed a condition that could have been prevented.
In the engineering and manufacturing industries, it is entirely possible that certain materials will break and fragments could fly off. For that reason it’s imperative that workers wear eye protection to prevent the pieces from deflecting into their eyes and causing serious damage.
Similarly, those working with heavy-duty power tools need to make sure that they have protective gloves to minimise the risk of any damage being done to the hands while operating the tools or moving the materials.
If injuries are sustained because employees are either not given the protective equipment they need, or because they haven’t been sufficiently trained to operate certain tools or machines, then they may be entitled to make a compensation claim, and should get the accident legal advice in Wolverhampton, or anywhere else, that they may need.
Claiming for compensation
Accident Advice Helpline have been specialising in personal injury claims since 2000 and in that time we’ve handled all kinds of workplace accident claims from people all over the UK.
This means that we’ve built up a team of highly experienced, qualified and friendly personal injury solicitors and, if you’re eligible to make a claim, we will assign you with your own legal representative to handle your case. You don’t even need to pay us a penny in advance because all of our claims work on a no-win no-fee* basis.
You can find out if you’re eligible to make a claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, or by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not get in touch right now if you need accident legal advice in Wolverhampton?
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: Emma Matthews