Workers in the milling industry could make an injury claim in Tring
The market town of Tring in Hertfordshire, England, has long been associated with the flour milling industry. Originally based around a windmill, this was later demolished and a large mill building was constructed.
Accidents whilst working in the milling industry
If an employee is involved in an accident whilst at work in the milling industry then they could be entitled to make an injury claim in Tring. The Health and Safety Executive identifies the following causes of injuries and occupational health problems for mill workers:
- Incorrect manual handling and lifting (especially of grain or flour sacks)
- Falls from height (for example off ladders, stairs and vehicles)
- Slips and trips (due to obstructions on the floor or uneven ground surfaces)
- Exposure to harmful substances
- Injuries caused by machinery (for example screw conveyors, rotary valves, roller mills and mixers)
- Entry into silos (leading to risk of engulfment, mechanical hazards or poor breathing conditions)
- Being struck by moving vehicles (such as lift trucks and trailers)
- Work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) (for example from repetitive packing operations)
- Occupational asthma from exposure to grain and flour dust
- Noise induced hearing loss from noisy areas (for example mill areas, grinders, seed graders, hammer mills, bagging lines)
- Dust explosions and fires
If you have been injured, or made ill, by any one of these factors whilst at work within the milling industry then should make an injury claim to gain justice for your suffering. By making a claim you could also be preventing your colleagues being involved in further accidents, as employers will be made aware of hazards that they need to tackle. You should not feel guilty about making an injury claim. All businesses should hold insurance that covers them for such compensation claims and thus your pay-out will be met by your employers insurance company.
How can I make an injury claim in Tring?
- Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile).
- Our advisors are available 24/7 and will be able to give you an estimate of the level of compensation you could receive should you decide to go ahead with your injury claim.
- If you decide you would like to proceed, then you will be referred to our specialist legal team who are experienced at dealing with industrial injury cases.
Date Published: 20th September 2013
Author: David Brown