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Industrial Accident Claims

An industrial accident is an incident which occurs to an employee at their place of work, and is not restricted to a type of industry. However, many serious accidents do occur in industrial settings, such as in factories and warehouses, where much of the equipment used on a daily basis can cause serious injury if care is not taken to secure the safety of all employees.

Injuries in the workplace can be caused by:

  • Manual handling
  • Machinery
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • A fall from height
  • Trip, slips and falls

A claim can also can also be made for injuries or illnesses suffered by employees due to exposure to hazardous substances and materials. Long-term exposure to certain chemicals can result in permanent or fatal injuries.

Accidents are often caused by improper work practices or as a result of employers cutting corners when it comes to employee safety or training. It is their responsibility to properly train employees, and make work environments safe.

Case study: loss of a finger using a band saw at an abbatoir

We acted for a Claimant who was working as a band saw operative at an abattoir when his dominant left hand came into contact with the blade causing a severe laceration of the middle finger. His injury led to multiple operations and eventual amputation of the finger. Liability was settled on an 80/20 basis in the Claimant's favour. The Claimant was limited in respect of employment prospects. The claim settled after issue and before trial for £75,000.

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If you’ve been injured and it could have been prevented by the actions of your employer, you can claim for compensation.

Contact us today on 0333 323 5292 for free legal advice, or complete the contact form to start an industrial accident claim. 

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