Neath Port Talbot is a borough in south Wales. While there are some sparsely populated areas in Wales, this is not one of them. Indeed, the last Census that took place, in 2011, discovered there were 139,812 people living in Neath Port Talbot. Many locals work in the area as well, but very few of them would ever have an accident at work in Neath Port Talbot.
There is one excellent reason for this. Accidents are rare in any workplace, because the employers in all industries must be sure they follow all the rules laid down in the health and safety laws. Most do an excellent job of this, with many exceeding all the requirements, too.
Why might you suffer an accident at work in Neath Port Talbot?
We have already established this is a rarity, and yet an accident at work in Neath port Talbot could potentially occur if you were incredibly unlucky. If an employer does not pay adequate attention to health and safety in their workplace, the odds of an accident happening become greater. This does not mean an accident would be severe, of course, but even a simple slip or trip can lead to some nasty injuries.
For instance, slipping over in the back of a lorry while loading it could potentially mean the individual falls from the lorry, incurring broken bones or even head injuries. Conversely, working with machinery could be potentially dangerous if proper considerations are not borne in mind to ensure safety is first and foremost in the person’s mind.
Whatever job you do, proper training in use of any equipment needs to be provided, and failure to do this is negligence on the part of the employer.
Do you need advice about an accident you suffered while at work?
Even though very few people will have an accident while at work, some people will be unlucky. An accident at work in Neath Port Talbot is a rarity, just as it is elsewhere in Wales and the UK but it can happen.
If you would like to know more about your situation, and whether your injuries might have been due to negligence on the part of your employer, do call Accident Advice Helpline for more information. We place no obligation on you to carry on with a no-win, no-fee claim, but if you call 0800 689 0500 now, or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile phone, you can find out for certain whether you could claim anything. Our solicitors are standing by to see if they can help you out.