If you’ve never had to make one before then accidental injury claims in Swindon can be a confusing subject to get your head around. When you’ve already been left distressed following an accident that wasn’t your fault, you’ve got enough things to worry about. That’s why we’ve tried to make claiming for compensation as stress-free as possible.
All over Swindon, people are being hurt in incidents they had no way of avoiding. The town is expanding at a rapid rate with more and more people moving to the area in order to find work and homes, with many taking up employment opportunities in engineering and manufacturing plants.
These industries offer skilled workers the opportunity to get hands-on with machinery; but they come with their own series of risks – like all professions.
Professions such as manufacturing lead to many of the accidental injury claims in Swindon each year
Employees are usually given jobs in manufacturing plants such as these because they have a passion for engineering or experience in working with high-powered machines and tools used in the industry. However, these people will still need to be trained to use the equipment and given adequate protection to prevent them from being injured.
Employers are under an obligation to provide adequate training and sufficient protective clothing or equipment to minimise the risks of injuries. Yet Accident Advice Helpline still receive numerous claims from people working in engineering or manufacturing, who were hurt because they weren’t provided with the equipment they needed.
Even just a pair of protective gloves or goggles can make the difference between losing a finger or a person’s eyesight, which can lead to substantial accidental injury claims in Swindon.
The same is true in the building industry. Employees should always be given the right tools to do their jobs efficiently, and safely. Many accidents happen on building sites because of a lack of protective equipment being provided – such as high visibility jackets.
Working outdoors is always dangerous with visibility reduced. Those operating heavy-duty vehicles might fail to spot a colleague walking around the site in their normal work-wear, reversing into them and causing serious injuries that could have been avoided if a high-visibility jacket had been provided.
Claiming for compensation
If you’ve ever been injured at work then you may be entitled to claim for compensation following the injuries that you sustained through no fault of your own.
You can find out in around 30-seconds if you might be eligible to make a claim by taking the test on our website. Just enter a few details about the accident and we’ll be able to tell you if you could have a claim and how much it might be worth if you’re successful.
To find out more about making a no-win no-fee claim, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak with one of our friendly personal injury lawyers.
Date Published: 6th July 2015
Author: David Brown