Compensation claims in York for accidents at work

Many accidents at work could be prevented, if only employers took more notice of the health and safety legislation in the UK. These rules and regulations are there for a reason, to help reduce the risk of workers being injured in accidents that were not their own fault.

Over the last twenty years, the governments watchdog for these matters, the Health and Safety Executive, have worked hard with many large employers in the country to reduce the numbers of accidents at work, and this joint endeavour has been very successful

There are still too many workers who have their life ruined when they are seriously injured in an accident in the workplace that could have been prevented. If you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, some time in the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation.

Compensation claims in York for industrial illnesses

All UK employers have a legal duty to protect your health and safety while you are at work, and this does not just apply to avoiding you being injured in a one off accident. They should also be protecting you from conditions that develop over time, just a few examples being:

  • Industrial deafness
  • Vibration white finger
  • Dermatitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Back problems
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Illnesses from exposure to dangerous substances and chemicals

With industrial illnesses the rules for making a claim alter slightly. Because some of them can take years to manifest themselves, you have three years from the date you are diagnosed.

Compensation claims in York with Accident Advice Helpline

If you think you might be able to make claim for compensation, don’t just sit there wondering about it. Pick up the phone and have a chat to our friendly advisors, they will be able to tell you in just a few minutes if you qualify for compensation.

Calling them will not put you under any obligation to make a claim, but will give you information that relates to your own special circumstances so that you can decide if you wish to proceed.

You can call for free on 0800 689 0555, or use your mobile and call 0333 500 0993.

Don’t let money be the reason you do not make that call, as we use the no win no fee* agreement for all our claims. This means exactly what it says, if you claim is lost, you do not pay any legal fees.

Delaying the start could hinder your claim, so give us a call today and find out if you want to make a personal injury compensation claim.

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