Industrial injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your industrial injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Have you had an industrial accident?
Industrial accidents are common in some lines of work. An industrial injury caused by accidents can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on your life.
If you suffer an industrial injury, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When an accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
Often, industrial accidents and injuries occur in construction, factory or warehouse settings. Serious examples may include chemical burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, industrial deafness and asbestosis. You may have a vehicle accident on site, or trip over an item left lying around. Even a broken finger can be very painful, hampering your work and everyday life.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Get the right treatment
If you incur an injury while working on a construction site, it’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis as soon as it occurs. By doing this, you increase the chances of treating your injury in the best way possible.
It’s also important to make sure your employer records details of your injury. If your employer has an Accident Book, make sure the incident is recorded there. Later, if you decide to claim compensation, you can use this to support your case.
Some people recover in days or weeks, but a serious injury could leave you unable to work. Treatment may require surgery and an extended stay in a hospital or specialist rehabilitation unit.
Why make an industrial accident claim?
Treating your injury may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right. Taking long periods off work may make it difficult for you to keep up with your mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also need to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
You may have doubts about making a compensation claim for an injury that happens at work. An accident in the workplace can be especially traumatic, as most of us are dependent on our regular income from work. You might even believe that declaring an injury could lose you your job.
In fact, your employer has a legal duty to ensure you’re safe at work, and to prevent accidents. This means providing the right training and equipment to carry out your work in line with health and safety procedures. You may be unsure about making a claim, but doing so could help to ensure that your colleagues and other employees do not suffer injuries in future.
Sadly, many industrial accidents are preventable. Freak accidents do happen, but it’s up to your employer to assess the risks that machinery, setting and tasks might present. When employees are tired, don’t follow procedures or techniques, or lack equipment, training or supervision, accidents can happen.
Risks can be minimised when employers give proper training, conduct regular maintenance checks and repairs, and adhere to regulations to avoid employees becoming tired. If your employer could have done more to keep you safe, you could claim compensation.
There are strict rules to ensure an employer cannot dismiss or treat you differently if you make a claim. All employers are required to take out liability insurance. This usually covers compensation awards, so no one will lose out.
Making a claim can help you to recover, and to cover your expenses. It could also help to flag up issues to make your working environment safer in future.
Can you claim for your industrial injury?
We can help with a wide range of injuries sustained through industrial accidents. You may be able to claim if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following:
- Did your accident leave you injured?
- Was your accident somebody else’s fault?
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation. As we build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings due to time off work
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you receive, even if given for free
To find out whether you can claim, call us on 0800 689 0500. Our friendly, legally trained advisors can answer all your questions and help you get the compensation you’re due.
How do you start an industrial injury claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call us on 0800 689 0500.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim. We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 0500.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
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