Industrial Injury and Accidents
The principle behind claiming compensation for industrial injuries is the same as compensation claims for accidents at work in that the employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees and accidents / injuries often follow as a result of a breach of this duty.
The difference with industrial injuries and regular injuries at work is that in the former the accident and the resulting injuries are likely to be far more serious because of the type of environment these employees are working in. Industrial injuries are those that take place in construction sites, factories, warehouses, mines, oil rigs and so on. Employees in these environments work with heavy tools like drills and cranes as well as harmful substances and therefore they can suffer quite serious injuries from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, to serious fractures, breakages and amputation to body parts.
Employers have a duty to limit the chance of such injuries by providing the appropriate training and equipment such as protective clothing, gloves and safety goggles to manual handling and heavy machinery training.
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The actual amount of compensation you can claim for an industrial injury will depend on exactly how serious the injury is, whilst accounting for government guidelines and the amount of compensation that has been awarded in previously decided cases. In addition to compensation for you injuries you can also make a claim for psychological injuries and any other loss that you have suffered including medical bills, travel expenses and loss of income. All compensation will be paid out by your employer’s insurance company.
If you would like to make a claim for an industrial injury following an industrial accident that was not wholly your fault then you should speak with one of our industrial injury compensation solicitors Wakefield as soon as possible. Any claim should be made within three years of the date of the accident and our industrial injury solicitors Wakefield will deal with your case on a no win no fee* basis which means you are only liable for your legal bills if your case is successful, in which case it will be paid by your employer’s insurance company anyway.
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