Pembroke Dock personal injury claims
These days fewer people work at Pembroke Dock than previously. Due to the automation of many jobs and tasks there is greater need for people to ensure that the docks are running properly. Although the introduction of more machines and equipment to this work environment has increased safety on a number of fronts, there are now risks associated with the equipment itself.
If you have been injured whilst working in this environment then you could be entitled to seek compensation. Why not speak to Accident Advice Helpline’s Pembroke Dock personal injury claims solicitors today to find out more?
Manual Handling Accidents
Despite the fact that there are heavy duty machines designed to perform the vast majority of lifting needs at the docks, there are still times when employees will be recovered to lift or move items around the location.
Without proper training such activities can prove dangerous, and each year hundreds of individuals are injured as a result of many handling accidents. If you are one of them our Pembroke Dock personal injury claims solicitor will do all they can to provide enough evidence to support your case, and secure you the financial compensation that you are entitled to.
For example, our Pembroke Dock personal injury claims solicitor recently helped Justin make a claim after he was asked to load cargo onto a trailer.
“I hadn’t been given any equipment to do this, so had to move 58 boxes myself. I have no idea how much they weighed, but it was a struggle to lift each one, and I’m a strong lad.”
Due to the repetitive nature of the task and the fact that Justin had not been given any support, guidance or training on how to perform the task safely, he found the next day that he had seriously injured his back.
“When I phoned in to advise my boss I would need a few days off work he told me I had to come back by the end of the week or he’d replace me. That’s when I phoned Accident Advice Helpline – it just wasn’t fair.”
Our Pembroke Dock personal injury claims solicitor was able to demonstrate that Justin hadn’t received any training, or even health and safety information since joining the company six months ago. As a result his employer had to admit liability for his accident, and he was awarded compensation for his injuries, and the time he had to take away from work unpaid.
Justin has since found alternative employment away from the docks.
To find out how much compensation our Pembroke Dock personal injury claims solicitors may be able to secure on your behalf, please go to our website and take our 30 second test. This will provide you with all the information you need to know.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.