Located in South Yorkshire, the town of Rotherham lies at the confluence of the River Don with the River Rother between Doncaster and Sheffield, approximately 10 km (six miles) from the city centre of Sheffield. It forms a part of Sheffield’s urban area.
One of the leaders in the UK’s advanced manufacturing industry, Rotherham is home to steel manufacturing plants; several large automobile and aircraft manufacturers; financial and retail companies. Catering and health services are also providing a great deal of employment within the town. Combined with the city of Sheffield, Rotherham’s economy is growing more rapidly than those of Manchester and Leeds.
With such a large variety of industries, there is little wonder that from time to time, employees suffer injuries at work. These injuries vary in nature and severity. While injuries sustained in offices, shops, restaurants, etc, are typically the result of slips, trips or falls, accidents in manufacturing environments may be the result of accidental contact with moving machinery parts, faulty equipment, explosions, and so on.
Other work-related injuries may be caused by falls from height; incidents involving vehicles (fork lifts, delivery vans, etc); burns or scalding. In offices, poorly maintained equipment or wiring may also lead to injuries by electrocution. Exposure to excessive vibration or prolonged repetitive actions may result in workers suffering repetitive strain injuries, and some accidents may expose employees to hazardous substances resulting in a variety of industrial illnesses.
Employees who have sustained an injury at work or were diagnosed with an occupational disease during the past three years may be entitled to claim for industrial injury compensation. Confirming eligibility to claim and getting a claim started is made simpler by Accident Advice Helpline.
No win no fee** claims
Initial contact with this law firm can be made by visiting the website and completing the 30-second test (also referred to as the compensation calculator), or by calling the 24/7 free phone helpline. Calls made to this line are confidential and obligation-free. After claim eligibility has been successfully established, callers are offered legal assistance by a highly trained in-house solicitor under a conditional fee agreement. This, of course, means claimants have to pay nothing until their claim has been satisfactorily settled (no win no fee**). On completion of the claim process, a percentage of the received compensation is deducted in order to settle any costs incurred during the claim.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice