East of England’s Cathedral City of Peterborough has, according to a 2012 estimate, a population of approximately 186,400, around 137,910 of which were at the time of the estimate living within the city’s urban area. At the time of the 2001 census (the latest figures available), the city’s workforce of 90,656 employees was divided into 60,118 employees living in the city and 30,358 individuals are commuting in. Another 13,161 Peterborough residents regularly commute elsewhere to work.
Work accidents in Peterborough
Committed to creating an additional 17,500 jobs by 2020 to cater for an ever-growing population, the city is already home to a high number of companies providing jobs in retail, distribution and hotel/catering; manufacturing, leisure/cultural and administrative industries. A growing need to create homes for an influx of employees from around the country, as well as Baltic States, means the building industry is also thriving. There is subsequently no surprise to hear that once in a while, employees fall victim to work-related accidents.
Injuries at work range from minor cuts, bruises or electrocutions by faulty equipment or wiring in offices to serious injuries by construction site accidents. Catering accidents; repetitive strain injuries; slips or trips in shops and machinery-related workplace accidents within the manufacturing industry are also known to happen.
Employees injured at work may be eligible to claim for industrial injury compensation if the accident causing their injury was caused by another person. Claims must be brought into action within a maximum of three years from the date of the accident. In cases where conditions like repetitive strain injury or other industrial illnesses develop slowly over time, this time limit is extended to the date on which the condition was diagnosed.
How to claim
Compensation claims can be started by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. This law firm specialises in personal injury compensation claims and is highly recommended by its patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen. The company can be contacted online or via a 24/7 helpline. Initial calls for advice are free and information provided is kept confidential. This, by the way, also applies to details provided via the online compensation calculator, a facility enabling potential claimants to quickly and easily establish their eligibility to claim. The company’s compensation lawyers operate under conditional fee agreements (better known among the public as no win no fee* services).
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice