Sheffield is known for being one of the busiest cities in Britain with the Meadowhall shopping centre proving to be particularly popular with shoppers from all over the country. Add in the fact that it’s one of the busiest industrial cities and it’s no surprise that there are so many workplace injury claims in Sheffield.
The city is famous for its stainless steel works (it is known as “the steel city”) and other forms of heavy industry, thanks to its excellent transport links. The M1 motorway dissects the city while the train lines connect Sheffield to Manchester in the west, Newcastle to the north, Hull to the east and London to the south.
With heavy industry, however, comes increased risk of injury. Workers are often required to handle heavy goods or to use machinery that requires extreme care and attention at all times.
They may also be required to operate vehicles such as cranes or forklift trucks that are also potentially dangerous to use and to be around.
Construction and manufacturing industries are among the most common professions in the city, and a lot of the accident and injury claims in Sheffield come from people hurt while working in these sectors.
Workplace injuries can lead to accident and injury claims in Sheffield
Employers have an obligation to ensure that all of their staff members are well trained and protected when working in any environment, but this is imperative for those working in construction and manufacturing.
Outdoor work is often difficult because of the conditions with poor weather and visibility making it hard to see colleagues in the area when operating a vehicle or machine. In these instances it is essential that high visibility, protective clothing is both provided and worn.
This clothing and equipment can make a huge difference in poor light or in an environment where employees are required to move heavy materials manually to protect parts of the body which are most at risk – such as the head, feet and hands.
What happens if someone is injured at work?
When an injury does occur in the workplace, the victim may be able to make a claim for compensation.
The company has an insurance policy in place for events just like this so it would not come directly from the firm bank account, and if you are eligible to make a claim, you are well within your legal rights to do so even if they are your employer.
At Accident Advice Helpline we’ve handled numerous workplace injury cases over the years and have a team of experienced personal injury solicitors who would handle the case for you while you make your recovery.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to start your workplace injury claims in Sheffield
To find out more about the claims process, give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile. You are under no obligation to pursue the claim just by speaking to us, and all of our claims are made under a no-win no-fee* policy meaning you don’t have to pay a thing in advance.