The town of Wigan in Lancashire is known for being an industrial part of the North West with many employed in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. While this means that there are plenty of employment opportunities, it also means that there are numerous dangers to locals, as proven by the fact that a lot of the workplace injury claims in Wigan come from those hurt while at work.
Wigan is located in the west of the county, between Manchester and Liverpool, and is well situated on the motorway networks such as the M62 and M60 to help to keep things moving around the country.
Unfortunately, as mentioned, a lot of those who are trying to keep producing the essential products and services are hurt with many caught up in accidents that they could do nothing about.
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These incidents are often the most distressing for the innocent victims because they had no way of bracing themselves for the accident, preventing it or even knowing it was going to happen.
After all, many of those who have already made workplace injury claims in Wigan had been working for the company for many years without ever being hurt or developing any kind of condition based around their daily duties.
According to a recent census, nearly 19% of Wigan’s population work in the manufacturing sector, which means they spend a great deal of time working with tools and machinery or around various forms of packaging.
In these cases it is vital that staff are supplied with sufficient protective clothing and equipment in order to minimise the risk of injury to their hands and eyes while working.
It is also essential that any packaging removed from materials is put in the correct bins rather than left on the workshop floor to reduce the risk of injuries caused by people tripping over plastic straps or wrapping.
Injuries to the hands and eyes – especially for people working in manufacturing – can be very difficult to deal with (both in and out of work), and will need plenty of medical assistance and rehabilitation to get back to full working order after a serious accident.
Of course, in some cases, victims might never get the full use of their hands or sight back and this can have serious effects on their mental wellbeing as well as their physical health and life outside the workplace.
How to make workplace injury claims in Wigan
At Accident Advice Helpline we specialise in personal injury law and have helped thousands of people from around the UK to make no-win no-fee claims for compensation following accidents sustained in the workplace.
To find out if you could be eligible to make a claim, take the short test on our website or give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile.
Date Published: 11th July 2015
Author: David Brown