Factories, warehouses, and other manufacturing environments have long been perceived as hazardous places to work and sadly hundreds of thousands of workers are injured every year.
For example in the 2016/17 period, there were more than 609,000 worker-reported non-fatal injuries to staff, and 70,116 employee non-fatal injuries recorded by management using the RIDDOR system (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).
Employers are liable for your safety and so, should ensure that you are not exposed to dangerous situations or environments. Workplace systems must be regularly checked, and storage system parts replaced regularly. Asbestos exposure or exposure to other chemicals is a big hazard is some working environments, as is undertaking work without the proper training or without the correct tools. If you are unfortunately injured due to an industrial accident, then it is reasonable to claim damages for your injuries.
We also specialise in Industrial Disease claims, in the event that conditions in your workplace have caused lasting physical damage or the development of a disease or illness.
For example, in the event that you develop asthma due to a dusty working environment, hearing loss due to a noisy working environment, Vibration White Finger (also known as HAVS) due to using certain types of machinery or asbestosis, then we are able to assist you with claiming compensation against the responsible employer.
If you would like to make a claim for any kind of disease, illness or injury which you suspect has been caused by your workplace, please contact us and we will offer you a free consultation and begin a claim for you where possible.