Industrial accidents are accidents which occur in the workplace such as a factories, offices and warehouses.
Workplaces can be dangerous for a number of reasons and of course, some workplaces are much more dangerous than others. For example, you may have a job where you have to operate heavy machinery or handle hazardous substances.
Injuries from industrial accidents range from minor pain and discomfort to someone being unable to work for a period of time. There are times when these injuries are very severe and even fatal.
Can I claim?
Examples of common industrial accidents include being struck or crushed by falling objects, inhaling hazardous fumes, suffering repetitive strains, over-exertion and trips and falls.
What does the law say?
The law states that every employer is under a duty to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure that their employees are safe when carrying out their roles.
Employers must therefore take steps to comply with this legal duty – and this means that each job should be risk assessed and appropriate training and equipment provided.
If you have sustained an injury in an industrial accident and it can be established that your employer failed to take reasonable care for your safety, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Recovery Assist personal injury solicitors are experts when it comes to claims for accidents in factories, warehouses and in the workplace. Ring us today for free advice – and don’t forget, we operate on a no win no fee basis.
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