Making a claim after an industrial accident
Your employer is responsible for keeping your safe in your workplace. This means they must follow strict safety regulations to ensure you’re kept safe and risks are minimised. This can range from providing you the right safety equipment, making sure machinery is properly maintained and providing the correct training.
When these regulations haven’t been followed and you’ve not been trained properly, accidents can happen.
Making a claim can help you make it right following an accident, by giving you the financial support you need to seek extra treatment, counselling and cover the bills or debts caused by your injury.
Taking time off work after an industrial accident can be costly, and you don’t deserve to have to suffer financially as well as physically.
For free, impartial advice with no pressure to start a claim, call us on 0800 540 4258 .
We promise to listen to everything you say, and can let you know whether we think you can make a claim – and you’ll never be rushed into taking the next steps.
Paul Scott had to visit A&E after his accident
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I won around £2,500 which helped with my loss of earnings, but the most important thing to me was making sure the company improved their procedures
Rebecca Sear, from Mid Glamorgan, received £1,500 after suffering chemical burns
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I’d rate the service I received as 5/5 and recommend the process to someone who suffered a similar experience
Claiming won't put your job at risk
You don’t need to worry about losing your job, or being treated differently because of your claim. There are very strict laws to protect you for being treated differently or being dismissed because you took legal action following an accident.
You might also be worried that your claim will leave your employer with a bill they can’t afford. All employers are required by law to have liability insurance. Your compensation will be paid by their insurance company and won’t come out of the business itself.
It’s also important to remember that your industrial accident claim could make your employer more aware of the danger that led to your injury. This means they might take steps to make sure it doesn’t happen to anybody else.
Causes of industrial accidents
Industrial accidents are all too common. There are a lot of hazards in industrial workplaces, and the risk of injury is made much higher if health and safety regulations haven’t been followed.
Some examples of industrial accidents include:
- Accidents on a construction site caused by machinery, vehicles, debris, or falling from a height
- In factories there’s a risk of faulty machinery causing an accident
- In warehouses, there’s often the risk of tripping or getting hit by falling products
If your experience isn’t listed here, then please don’t worry. If you’ve suffered from an injury which wasn’t your fault in the last three years, it’s likely we can help you.
Industrial injuries and illnesses
Industrial accidents can cause painful, long-lasting injuries. In some cases, they can leave you with a life-altering condition.
We’ve listed some examples of industrial injuries below. Click on each of the links to read more information about each type of injury:
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As someone who loves the outdoors, Kevin struggled with being stuck at home after his injury. On top of this, taking time off work was putting him under financial pressure.
With our 20 years’ experience, we helped him make it right. Now he’s back at work, and can go out fishing again. All calls featured in the video are real.
Suffering from an industrial injury may have meant you’ve had to take time off work while you recover. Not only can this leave you feeling alone, it can also add the pressure of paying bills to your recovery, especially if you’ve received a lower wage or no pay at all during your time off.
It’s important for you to take time off so you can make a proper recovery – you shouldn’t feel rushed to go back to work because of money worries. Your compensation will cover anything that’s left you out of pocket because of your injury, so you can focus on what’s most important – your own health.
Your solicitor will take into consideration any other costs caused by your injury. This can include:
- Medical treatment
- Prescription costs
- Travel costs
- Any care given
They’ll also consider your pain and suffering, and the effect your injury has had on your social life, hobbies and your family.
With 20 years’ experience, we’re here to help you make it right. You can get in touch with us on 0800 540 4258 for free and we’ll let you know whether we think you have a claim, and can guide you through the first steps.