If you are a road worker then you will appreciate and generally accept that your profession comes with some risks. Working on busy roads, often times on motorways, in hazard conditions such as the dark and wet means that you are exposed to the level of danger other professions just don’t experience.
To be on the roads under these conditions can be difficult enough at times, road traffic collisions and accidents are common enough during the hours of darkness, but to be without the protection of another vehicle if you are involved in such an accident can have catastrophic consequences.
If you have been injured whilst performing your job as a road worker then contact an injury solicitor today to find out if you could make a claim for compensation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case then you may be able to make a claim against your employer.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out more information or take our 30 second test which will establish your eligibility and tell you how much your claim might be worth.
Road workers aren’t just at risk of being hit by other road users in the form of traffic accidents, although it is obvious that this is a very high risk.
Road workers are also at risk from the following accidents, and might be able to make a claim with an injury solicitor:
- Vibrating tools – road workers often have to use vibrating tools and machinery, for example, pneumatic drills to complete the tasks they are required to perform. Long term exposure to such equipment can result in a condition known as vibration white finger. If you have been diagnosed with this condition then you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
- Industrial deafness – working on the roads can be a noisy environment, and long term exposure to high levels of noise can cause industrial deafness (i.e. deafness that has been caused by your occupation). In such an instance, an injury solicitor in may be able to make a case against your employer if they have not provided you with the appropriate personal protection equipment, for example, ear plugs or ear protectors to guard against this problem.
- Working at height – working at height can be dangerous as the risk of falling and therefore receiving significant injury is increased. If you have to work at height as part of your job, and you are not offered adequate training or protection to do this safely, then you may be able to make a claim against your employer for any injuries you suffer as a result.
Looking for an injury solicitor in Shepperton
If you have been injured in an accident at work, which you do not think was your fault, then an injury solicitor can help you make a claim against your employer, or whoever you think may have been responsible for your accident.
You do not have to be a road worker to make a claim – we can help you claim regardless of your profession.
Although we do not have a local injury solicitor in Shepperton we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Shepperton look no further than our expert service.
For more information call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th December 2013
Author: David Brown