Industrial injuries settlement claims cover a range of specialist areas of law. An industrial injury can result from commercial or engineering activity across many kinds of industries, for example:
- Injuries from explosives and hazardous substances. Examples would be the oil and gas industries. The painful memory is still fresh of the Gulf of Mexico oil leak disaster, in which initially eleven workers were killed on the stricken platform.
- Transportation risks. More recently, four oil rig workers lost their lives when their transport helicopter crashed. Although industry cannot be blamed for air accidents, industries combined with transport elements can make a riskier combination, such as deep-sea trawling. Major engineering projects such as building road or rail networks are also risky environments.
- Mining and associated industries. These are more vulnerable to class actions, in which a group of workers will unite to take one action for an industrial injury which they have commonly suffered.
Where can I find information about industrial injuries settlement claims?
Hazardous industries in Britain are regulated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which gives details of the regulation and types of hazard for many industries on its website. Various trade unions and professional bodies also offer much information, so it pays to search for sites for the industry sector that interests you.
Would my injury come under industrial injuries settlement claims?
If you or someone you know works in a hazardous industrial environment and have been injured because of it, you may have a valid case for a compensation claim. You’ll need to do some basic homework. The first thing to do is to check if your claim qualifies, which you can do on our site by taking our 30-second test.
Next, discuss your problem with one of our professional advisors who can run your details through the compensation calculator and estimate how much your claim could be worth. You can reach them on our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You don’t have to start a claim, but if you are stuck at home trying to recover from injuries caused by someone or something else and they were not your fault then you might qualify for compensation.
Let’s face it — if you’re off work and losing income, the bills will be mounting up and causing you a lot of worry. You don’t need that when you are trying to get better, so talk to us today and put your mind at rest.
Date Published: 17th September 2013