The docklands remain an imperative part of keeping trade and businesses running. Transferring stock from one country to the other or simply moving it around the country the docks work around the clock to keep the world moving.
Anyone who works in the dockyard needs to be physically fit and have a great amount of stamina. The hours are long and the work is hard and if the team are not trained properly there could be an accident at work in Torbay.
Docklands and their hazards
Primarily surrounded by water there is immediately an obvious hazard which can pose a threat. The water itself is not shallow and anyone who is not a strong swimmer could be in danger. Though there are safety measures in place accidents can still happen whether they are genuine accidents or through negligence.
Working with heavy materials means you need heavy equipment in order to work it. Without adequate training team members can get in to trouble if they do not know how to use the equipment properly. Injuries can be severe and can affect more than one person. Proper in depth training can help to prevent these accidents from occurring.
An accident in Torbay and dockland workers
All docks are usually fitted with CCTV equipment due to the nature of the work and the possibility of stowaways. All activity can therefore be recorded which means should any accident happen as a result of negligence it can be caught on camera. At some point during the claim your solicitor can retrieve the footage if it is applicable.
Other evidence which can be collected from dockland workers includes eye witness statements. By collecting contact details for the individuals at the time of the accident they can later be contacted to give statements on what they saw. Any statement could prove or verify the version of events which leads to the success of an accident at work in Torbay compensation claim.
If you have had an accident at work in Torbay you could be entitled to some compensation. If you were injured through no fault of your own we can help.
Accident Advice Helpline have a team of advisers who can answer any of your questions and start your compensation claim today. It is free to call us so get in touch on 0800 689 0500 and start your accident claim now.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown