The village of Oakdale has a proud mining history and, at its high point, the Oakdale Colliery employed around 2000 people from the neighbouring villages. Though the mining industries declined at the tail-end of the 1980s, the colliery continues to remain at the heart of the community with the Oakdale Business Park being built on its reclaimed land.
In recent years, the area has faced dramatic expansion due to an influx of investment and international businesses including General Dynamics, one of the biggest defence contractors in the world. New jobs, schools and homes have been created and made Oakdale a popular and desirable place to live.
Jobs in any kind of heavy industry require high standards of health and safety to ensure that staff members are safe from potential hazards. If you have been injured, and it wasn’t your fault, you may wish to contact Oakdale no win no fee* lawyers regarding compensation.
What kind of industrial injuries do no win no fee* lawyers take on?
To protect the health and safety of employees all companies, large and small, should have established procedures in place to assess and eliminate or reduce risk in the workplace. Failing to account for potential hazards could lead to injury and the need to contact no win no fee* lawyers regarding personal injury compensation.
The use of machinery, computer equipment, tools, and hazardous substances should be closely monitored and training given where appropriate. Specialist safety equipment, such as goggles, gloves, hearing protection and helmets should be provided and checked at regular intervals. Accidents connected to work-related tasks can include the following:
- Lifting and handling – a lack of proper training in lifting and handling technique can result in spinals problems and chronic pain. Musculoskeletal disorders of the joints, ligaments, nerves, tendons and muscles are often caused by poor manual handling and result in pain, inflammation and swelling.
- Repetitive strain injury – RSI is generally caused by repetitive tasks or overuse of certain parts of the upper-body such as hands, wrist or fingers. People working all day with computers or performing manual work, such as stacking containers or pushing trolleys, can find they have pain, tingling, cramp or stiffness in the affected area.
I would like to speak to Oakdale no win no fee* lawyers – how do I contact them?
For friendly and expert compensation claim assistance call Accident Advice Helpline for free on 0800 689 0500. Our professional team are available to take calls and can provide no obligation advice over the phone. For an even quicker idea of how much compensation you may be able to claim, take the 30-second test available on their website. You can also call us from a mobile by dialling 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 13th September 2014
Author: David Brown