Industrial accidents at work are very common and a major source of compensation claims in the UK. If you have sustained an industrial injury due to conditions at work, and it was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
An industrial injury in the workplace is common and your employer will have insurance to cover compensation claims from employers who have sustained an industrial injury. The case will be handled by the employer’s insurance company and victimization is rare.
Organisations must meet minimum health and safety standards to prevent their employees being involved work related accidents. Employers must provide, A safe way for you to carry out your work, Capable staff and Safe building in which to work.
When you have suffered an industrial accident, you are able to claim back uninsured losses. Uninsured losses are simply those costs that are not covered by your motor insurance policy
Uninsured losses may include:
- Motor insurance policy excess
- Travel expenses
- Prescription fees
- Damaged property that was in your vehicle
- Loss of earnings
- Hire charges
- Medical expenses
- Repair Costs
Industrial accidents can cause many diseases, such as:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pneumoconiosis (including silicosis and asbestosis)
- Tenosynovitis and Tendonitis
- Vibration White Finger
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