Industrial Accident Claims

An industrial accident generally refers to an accident that has taken place in a setting such as a construction site, factory or warehouse. Each year, thousands of workers are injured in industrial accidents, which range in severity and cause. If your injuries were caused by somebody else’s negligence, then you will be entitled to compensation.

Making an industrial accident compensation claim gives you the chance to recover the money you deserve if you have been injured at work. This includes compensation to cover your costs if you have been declared unfit for employment, have lost earnings or are suffering from a long-term injury.

Here at JMW, our specialists have years of experience working on cases like this and we are adept at proving that a third party was to blame. If you want to take advantage of our expertise and dedication to achieving a positive result, get in touch today. Call 0800 054 6570 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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About Industrial Accidents

As we’ve already highlighted, there are many potential causes of industrial accidents. The most common causes we have come across include:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Falling objects or debris
  • Lifting and pulling injuries
  • Structures collapsing
  • Exposure to harmful substances
  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment
  • Accidents while operating a forklift truck
  • Assaults

If an accident at work was caused by somebody else’s negligence, then you are legally entitled to make a claim for compensation.

About Industrial Accidents

Types of Injury

Due to the wide range of industrial accidents, the type of injuries sustained can be just as varied, from the mild to the extremely serious. In rare cases, they can even prove fatal. Some of the more common types of industrial injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Loss of sight
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Amputations

There are also certain conditions that can develop from repeated exposure to certain environments. Regular, prolonged exposure to loud noises, for example, can result in industrial deafness, while operating vibrating tools frequently can lead to vibration white finger or hand-arm vibration syndrome.

An Employer’s Duty

In any workplace, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure all workers are kept from harm. They are legally expected to comply with regulations set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). They include:

  • Carrying out frequent risk assessments to determine hazards in the workplace.
  • Taking action to reduce the chance of an accident occurring.
  • Training all staff on relevant health and safety procedures.
  • Ensuring sufficient signage is in place to warn workers of any dangers.
  • Providing adequate personal protective equipment.

If your employer has failed to comply with HSE rules and you end up injured, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

Should you be left with a long-term illness or a disability following an industrial accident, you might be entitled to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB), as well as compensation. The amount you receive depends on the severity of your illness or injury. Weekly payments range from £33.60 to £168.

To make a claim for IIDB, you must have either:

  • Been employed when the accident happened
  • Been on an approved training scheme or course

You can also claim IIDB if you were employed or on an approved training course that caused your disease. This scheme also covers asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.

For more information on claiming IIDB, take a look at the guide on the site.

Why Choose JMW?

When you enlist the help of the solicitors at JMW, you get the peace of mind that your case is being looked after by a team of professional and knowledgeable experts. What’s more, we make sure we provide our legal advice in plain English.

Because we know how stressful and upsetting suffering an injury can be, we understand the importance of helping our clients through the process every step of the way, doing everything we can to get them the best possible level of compensation.

Talk to Us

If you or a loved one have been injured in an industrial accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, our expert solicitors are here to speak to you about making a claim. To get in touch either call us on 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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