No win no fee* in Bassenthwaite Lake and dangerous occupations
There are some jobs that are more dangerous than others to work in and that have higher than the national average for accident rates. If you are injured in any type of work related accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and no win no fee* in Bassenthwaite Lake solicitors can help you.
The construction Industry
Construction has the highest rate of accidents of all. There are over 2 million workers employed in construction making it the largest industry in the country.
Accidents that happen on sites often produce serious injuries and deaths because of the nature of the work. Building sites are dangerous places to be employed. Introducing the compulsory wearing of hard hats has been one of the biggest improvements, and now most construction employers treat it as gross misconduct and instantly dismiss anyone found on site without one. The types of accidents that happen on building sites are:
- Workers falling from height
- Workers falling through floors that are unfinished
- Workers being run into by site vehicles
- Workers having things fall on them from height
If you are injured in an accident on a construction site, no win no fee* in Bassenthwaite Lake lawyers may be able to help you make a personal injury claim.
The farming industry
Farming and construction industry accidents rates are almost the same. In farming on average 1 person a week loses their life and numerous serious accidents happen. This can be because of:
- Dangerous livestock
- Accidents involving farm vehicles
- Accidents involving farm machinery
- Falls from height on farms
- Accidents with silos, slurry stores and pits
- Exposure to dangerous substances and chemicals
It is not unusual for member so the public to be hurt on farms as well, perhaps when they are walking through or visiting one.
The warehousing industry
In some ways, the accidents in warehouses can be similar to those on a construction site and can include:
- Falling from height
- Accidents with vehicles, either in the warehouse or delivering to the warehouse
- Objects falling onto workers
- Accidents with forklift trucks
Employers in warehousing have to try to keep working at height to a minimum wherever possible, and where it is not extra safety precautions have to be used, such as safety harnesses.
Compensation for work related accidents
You may be entitled to make a work related personal injury claim. The accident should have happened some time in the last three years, and the injuries should have been severe enough to need medical attention. The injuries can be either physical or psychological.
If this is the situation you are in, you should call no win no fee* in Bassenthwaite Lake lawyers on 0800 689 0500 , to start your personal injury claim. Dial 0333 500 0993 if you’re using a mobile.
Date Published: 27th January 2014
Author: David Brown