Claim accident at work compensation in Oadby and Wigston
If you have a job that requires you to mount or create elaborate displays for the purposes of marketing then you should have been trained correctly on the proper use of scaffold and other such materials. If you have not been properly trained or have not been given the correct assistance in building such a display and are involved in an accident which has caused you to sustain injuries as a result, you may be entitled to receive accident at work compensation in Oadby and Wigston.
When mounting a display for an advertising campaign say in a supermarket or large open air venue it may also be necessary for you to ascend some distance from the ground and for this also you should have received correct training and have the right equipment. Even if it is only a matter of a few feet off the ground you should have the proper equipment provided to make the job safe. Every year thousands of individuals are hurt in falls at work and only from falling a matter of a few feet too.
Provision of harnesses for climbing at work
If you have to climb any distance from the ground then you should (a) be trained properly in how to do so safely, (b) be properly kitted out with safety ladders, scaffold and platforms and (c) be provided with harnesses. A failure on the part of your employer to ensure that these points are adhered to could lead to you sustaining serious injuries in a fall which may leave you unable to work for a time and also eligible to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Oadby and Wigston.
Health and safety and heights at work
When it comes to working at heights in the workplace there are health and safety procedures that should be followed to the letter to ensure the safety of both you and anyone below you. If these procedures and protocols are ignored or are not kept up-to-date then the chances of an accident occurring in the workplace and leaving you or another work colleague injured are greatly increased. If climbing is a regular requirement of your job then your training should be regularly updated or reviewed to ensure every possible eventuality is catered for. Accident Advice Helpline have provided help and assistance to a number of individuals just like you who have suffered falls at work where their training was lacking or health and safety measures that should have been in place were not. Such accidents and their resultant injuries have left the accident victim entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Oadby and Wigston.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
If the accident you suffered at work was (a) not of your making and (b) occurred within the last three years then you may well be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Oadby and Wigston. To find out if you are entitled to make a claim for such compensation call our team of expert and friendly advisers today at Accident Advice Helpline. We have dedicated telephone lines on which you can speak to our team. You can call our landline number 0800 689 0500 or our dedicated mobile number 0333 500 0993 and one of our advisers will guide you through the initial assessment process. Alternatively you can text the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will return your call. Call us today if you have had a fall at work that wasn’t your fault.
Date Published: 28th December 2014
Author: David Brown