Torfaen is a county borough in the far south-eastern region of Wales. Cwmbran is a new town within that borough, situated towards the south. It was created from several villages in the area back in 1949, so it doesn’t rank as ‘new’ any more, even though it is still known as such by some. The population consists of just over 48,000 people, and while many work in the local area, there is little chance for anyone to experience an unfortunate Cwmbran accident at work.
This is good news, of course, since no one would want to go through that experience. However, while the incidents of mishaps in workplaces have dropped hugely since the Seventies, when the Health and Safety at Work Act came into force, some things do occasionally still happen.
Examples of a possible Cwmbran accident at work
It should be noted that any work accidents can happen anywhere in the country, not just in Wales, but in the whole of the UK. Obviously, some accidents are more likely to happen in some workplaces than others. For example, you are more likely to be at risk of a fall from height if you are a roofer or scaffolder than if you work in an office. However, if you do work in an office and need to climb on a chair to get something out of a wall cupboard, you could still potentially experience a fall from height that could do real damage.
Other mishaps might occur from using machinery, which could be anything from a shop till to a conveyor belt, to a fork lift truck. Lots of accidents can be – and are – avoided by following health and safety rules, and thankfully, most employers do everything they can to achieve this. Indeed, most employers go above and beyond what is legally required of them, and in doing so, they keep their employees safe from potential harm. However, if something did go awry, it could leave you with painful injuries that could take a while to fully heal.
How much could you potentially claim for an accident at work?
It would depend on how your accident happened, how badly you ended up being hurt, and whether there was a chance of a full recovery. If there are lasting effects that you may never recover from, you have an opportunity to claim a higher sum, but a personal injury lawyer can advise you more readily and accurately on this. Don’t assume you may not have an opportunity to claim for only minor injuries though – if you can prove someone was negligent, this forms the basis for a potential claim.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you understand more about the situation you have found yourself in. To learn more, you just need to make one call, either on 0800 689 0500 to our free enquiry line, or via your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Those two methods can help you learn more about your own Cwmbran accident at work.