Making a claim after an industrial accident
If you have been injured in an industrial accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Your employer is legally bound to comply with safety regulations for your workplace. Regulations range from workplace access to the way machinery and equipment have to be safeguarded, maintained and operated.
Perhaps your employer failed to inform you of how to be safe in your workplace. You may have been put in a dangerous situation because of their negligence.
Whatever the cause, if you’ve suffered an injury in an industrial accident and your employer was at fault, you should consider claiming for industrial injury compensation.
Will claiming put my job at risk?
You don't need to worry about losing your job, or being treated differently, if you make an industrial accident claim against your employer. This is because there are very strict laws designed to protect you.
It might also help to know that all employers are required by law to have employer liability insurance. Your compensation will be paid by their insurance company and won't come out of the business itself. You can find out more on our page about job security and claims.
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 and result in them taking steps to make sure it doesn't happen to anybody else.
Negligence by employers leads to many workers having to take time off due to injuries that could easily have been avoided, so it's in their best interests, as well as yours, that their workplace is made safe for their staff.
Our legally trained advisors will be happy to talk through what led to your industrial injury and any concerns you have about claiming. All calls are free and confidential, and you won't be pushed into making a claim.
We'll provide you with the information you need to decide if you'd like to go ahead and, if so, we can put you in touch with a no win no fee solicitor free of charge. You can also begin your compensation claim online if that's easier.
Causes of of industrial accidents
Due to the hazards involved in industrial environments, industrial accidents are not uncommon. For example,
- On building sites: debris or machinery could fall from scaffolding
- On a construction site: an accident could be caused by machinery or vehicles
- In factories: there’s the risk of faulty machinery causing an accident
- In warehouses: there’s often the risk of tripping or getting hit by falling products
If you've been a victim of any of these kinds of accidents, or any other industrial accident, you could be entitled to claim industrial injury compensation.
Suffering from one of these industrial injuries or illnesses?
Perhaps you're suffering from one of the industrial illnesses or injuries listed below? If so, click on the links to find out more about them and whether you might be able to claim.
In the majority of industrial situations, employees will be safe, with employers providing safety precautions to ensure this. It is only in a minority of industrial workplaces that industrial accidents occur, but this doesn’t make them any less serious.
Industrial injuries can leave you out of work, losing out on earnings. They can also result in long term health problems like asbestosis. There’s also the physical and mental pain you will have, as well as any medical bills and travel bills you've had to pay during your treatment and recovery.
If you'd like to find out whether you're eligible to claim, don't hesitate to get in touch for a free and confidential consultation.