Work Injuries – Industrial & Manual
Industrial injuries are those that have occurred in heavy duty environments such as construction, factories and warehouses. If you have suffered an injury in an industrial accident then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This is because most industrial diseases are a result of an employer’s or an occupier’s negligence.
Employee Duty of Care
Employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees. This means that they are responsible for providing employees with the appropriate training (such as manual handling) and health and safety equipment (such as gloves and goggles).
The following are examples of some the most common causes of industrial injuries:
Make a Claim for Industrial Injury
If you suffer an industrial injury then there are certain steps you should take to ensure your claim has the best possible chance of being successful. You should ensure that the injury is recorded in your employer’s accident book and if the injury is serious it should also be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who are the watchdogs for health and safety in the work place. You should also make a note of anyone who was present when the injury occurred so that your Leeds accident claim lawyer can approach them to be a witness to your claim.
Workplace Injury solicitors** Leeds
If you have been the victim of an industrial injury then you should seek advice from a personal injury solicitor** in Leeds, within three years of being injured. A personal injury solicitor** will deal with your case on a no win no fee* basis and will assist you not only with making a compensation claim for your injuries, but also to recover any other losses such as medical bills and lost income.
An employee should not hesitate in making a claim against an employer as the compensation will be paid out by the employer’s insurance company, insurance which the employer is legally required to take out.
Industrial/Manual Injury Claims Lawyers Leeds
We specialise in recovering the compensation you deserve from your employer. If you have been injured in a workplace accident which wasn’t your fault call us on 01132 234 466. You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form.