An industrial injury is an injury that has been suffered during the course of employment. Industrial injuries take place in the more demanding and dangerous working environments such as the oil, construction or engineering industries, factories and so on. As these environments are known to carry particular risks, employers have a duty of care to ensure that they keep their employees safe from harm. If the employer breaches this duty then the employee can make an industrial injury compensation claim against the employer’s insurance company.
So what can employers do to ensure that they comply with their duty of care? They can provide employees with the appropriate safety equipment such as gloves and goggles. Employers can also make sure that mechanical equipment is regularly maintained, that employees are provided with appropriate training such as for using heavy machinery or for manual handling. Employers can also do little things like making sure walkways are clear and cabling is not left dangling. Employers should also keep an accident book so that they can record all accidents and near misses.
It is important to note that an employee cannot make an industrial injury compensation claim for a near miss; there must actually be an injury, which is caused by the negligence of the employer.
How Do You Make a Claim?
If you would like to make an industrial injury compensation claim then you should seek the guidance of an industrial injury compensation solicitor** in Cardiff. Any claim should be made within three years of the date of the accident and the amount of compensation that could be claimed will depend on the seriousness of the injury taking into account government guidelines and the amount of compensation that has been awarded in previously decided cases with similar facts.
In order to bring a claim, your industrial injury solicitor** in Cardiff will attempt to establish that your employer is liable and will negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Establishing liability is the most pivotal part of the process and therefore, to help your solicitor, you should ensure that you take pictures of the area where the accident took place, note down the details of any witnesses and seek medical attention immediately.
Industrial Injury solicitors Cardiff
If you have suffered an industrial injury, our Cardiff Accident Lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service. Call our Cardiff Injury Lawyers 02921 682 687^ or contact us online.