Have you been involved in an industrial accident?
Every year there are a number of industrial accidents that happen and these can lead to a number of workers needing to have time off work in order to recover from workplace injuries in Darlingscott. Most industrial accidents happen as a result of negligence or through incompetence. The Health and Safety executives are working hard to enforce strict regulations that will improve the safety of work environments.
There are a vast array of different industrial accidents that can happen and this means that cases can be made for a vast number of different injuries. Examples of industrial accidents would include debris or machinery falling from scaffolding on a building site or an accident with construction machinery. Faulty machinery is also something that could cause accidents therefore employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that it is maintained in the correct manner and regularly.
Other possible workplace injuries in Darlingscott:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Vibration white finger
- Chemical injuries
- Industrial deafness
The majority of industrial work places are perfectly safe and the employees can do their job without being at any unnecessary risk but this is not the case for all work environments. Although workplaces are classed as being safe this does not mean that you do not still have to be careful as accidents can still happen if people are not careful. There are some minor accidents that can happen but they should not result in many serious injuries.
Industrial injuries can mean that you need to be off work for a period of time and this will result in a loss of earnings. In some cases, the injuries that you sustain as a result of an industrial injury could lead to some long term health related problems. One example of a long term health problem as a result of an industrial accident is asbestosis, with this illness there is short term mental and physical pain which will result in treatment costs and medical bills.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline will be able to assist you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. If you have been unlucky enough to be the victim of an industrial accident then you will more than likely be entitled to compensation. Employers have a legal obligation to comply with safety regulations in relation to safety within the workplace. The legislation includes the way in which machinery is used and that all safety guards are operational on the machines. The legislation also requires that machinery is correctly maintained and operated which means that regular training needs to be conducted with all staff members that use the machinery.
If you have not been informed of the way in which to use a machine then this means that you are being put in a dangerous situation. If you have received workplace injuries in Darlingscott as a result of using machinery then you should seek to get the compensation that you are entitled to. To make a start on claiming your compensation call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 8th November 2013
Author: David Brown