The Scottish town of Grangemouth lies in the Forth Valley, on the banks of the Firth of Forth, some 3 miles or 4.8 km east of Falkirk and 13 miles or 20.9 km south-east of Stirling, where Stirling Castle serves as one of the major tourist attractions in the area.
Grangemouth was founded in 1768 during the construction of the Forth and Clyde Canal and was originally a busy trading port. Today Grangemouth is a byword for Britain’s petrochemical industry, as it is the location for one of Europe’s largest oil refineries.
Oil refineries are dangerous places to work in and no matter how stringent safety regulations are there will always be some unforeseen factor that will eventually lead to a major accident. Human error is often at the heart of such tragedies. However, over the years the petrochemical industries have also had to fend off the accusation that they dealt recklessly with the lives of those who work for them – negligence on the part of an employer will costs lives in an oil refinery.
A worker sent into a huge empty tank or vat to clean it can succumb to toxic fumes and die, if he or she doesn’t wear special clothing and the tank isn’t fitted with safety valves that allow fresh air to get in and oil fumes to get out fast.
If you had an accident at work or suffer from an industrial illness brought on by poor working practices thanks to your employer, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Grangemouth with an accident solicitor.
Where can you make an injury claim in Grangemouth?
Speak to several accident solicitors or specialist law firms before appointing anyone. You need to be able to trust in the expertise of the specialist you hire – with an initial free consultation you can ask as many questions as you like and take notes. Call Accident Advice Helpline for honest expert advice and compare, if you like, how much compensation their expert believes your injury claim in Grangemouth is going to be worth. Calls are free on 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993. Lines are open every day of the week, 24 hours a day.
You can also visit the Accident Advice Helpline’s website, where a simple 30-second test will assess, if you have a valid claim against your employers. Whatever compensation you might be entitled to will typically be paid by your employer’s insurers, so you shouldn’t worry about making an industrial illness or other personal injury claim in Grangemouth.
You are entitled to be compensated for your loss of income, your pain and suffering and any expenses you were forced to pay because somebody else was negligent and caused your accident! Remember, your successful claim will stop a reckless employer from harming other employees in the future.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013