If you’ve been injured at work and you’re thinking about instigating a Llanelli accident at work compensation claim, you’ll need to employ the services of a good personal injury claim solicitor like ourselves at Accident Advice Helpline. Our services come highly recommended by the well-known people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, partly on account of the industry-leading no-win, no-fee compensation claim process that we provide, and partly because of the excellent customer support we offer.
Steel manufacturing in Llanelli is an important industry and employer
Accidents in the workplace are a common occurrence, especially if that workplace is involved in the engineering or manufacturing industries. Here in Llanelli, manufacturing is big business, especially the production of steel, much of which is destined for the automotive industry.
The hazards of steel processing plants
Steel manufacturing plants are workplaces that contain significant hazards that have to be carefully regulated and controlled. The smelting processes entail working with molten metals and high temperatures, both of which can easily cause burn and scald accidents, and severe dehydration.
Heat stress can cause significant injury which is not just to do with the ambient temperature in the workplace, but also includes other factors such as an employee’s work rate, and their individual ability to handle hot atmospheres.
Our bodies react to heat by increasing our blood flow to the surface of our skin and generating perspiration. The perspiration process sees the heat from inside our bodies (referred to as deep body temperature) carried to the skin through the increased blood flow. The perspiration that is produced then evaporates into the atmosphere allowing the body to cool.
What happens when the body temperature cannot dissipate effectively
Heat stress sets in when the body is not able to dissipate its deep body temperature because of factors such as a hot workplace environments, and the barrier that protective clothing can cause. If deep body temperature cannot dissipate and continues to rise, heat stress and eventual collapse is the inevitable result.
Pre-verify and value your Llanelli accident at work compensation claim
If you’ve suffered a heat stress accident at work which has caused a significant injury and you believe your employer to be responsible, we here at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch a Llanelli accident at work compensation claim. You can start by using the HOW MUCH calculator you’ll find on our website. This will verify your claim in principle and issue you with an estimate forecasting how much compensation you could be awarded. All you have to do is answer 4 simple questions. The whole process takes approximately 30 seconds.
Find out more
To find out more about how Accident Advice Helpline can help with your Llanelli accident at work compensation claim, you can visit our website, which contains all the information you need to know, or chat to one of our experienced advisers via our free helpline. If the helpline is your preferred option, call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 7th September 2014
Author: Emma Matthews