Working in the docklands is the perfect job for anyone who loves boats and anything nautical. No matter what the job role is the job satisfaction is high and the days fly by as there is so much to do.
The only drawbacks of working on the docks is the amount of hazards which lay in wait on a daily basis. Although there are safety protocols in place accidents can still happen which could end up being accident at work in Taunton Deane accident claims.
Hazards in the docklands
The most obvious hazard at any dockland is the vast expanse of water. Though any dockland personnel should know how to swim due to the nature of the job accidents can still happen. If an injury occurs before hitting the water the injured party may have difficulty meaning colleagues will need to act fast to avoid a fatality.
Heavy equipment also poses a large threat to safety. Regulations and guidelines are in place at all dockyards but if there are any employers or colleagues who are careless even for a moment an accident could happen resulting in an accident at work in Taunton Deane.
Evidence for an accident at work In Taunton Deane compensation claim
Docklands sometimes but not always have CCTV systems in place. If the dockland in question for the accident at work in Taunton Deane does have the system in place the legal aid chosen will be able to obtain some footage which may be relevant to the compensation claim.
If this is not an option available your legal representative will still be able to retrieve some eye witness accounts from those who saw the accident. IN order to give your legal aid a head start if possible at the time of the accident it is worth obtaining contact details for the witnesses.
If you were involved in an accident that was not your fault you could be entitled to some compensation for your injuries. Although the amount of money awarded varies extensively from case to case any sum of money can help to alleviate some of the associated costs.
If you need some advice or help in making a claim for compensation we can help. Accident Advice Helpline have the knowledge and expertise you need to start making your claim a reality. Call us today for free on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown