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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The risk of broken glass


    Every worker in the UK has a right to do their day job in a safe and secure workplace, protected from the risk of broken glass.

    If you’’ve been involved in at accidents at work, and you believe that your employer was liable, you may wish to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline could help you to secure a financial payout to cover the cost of reduced earnings and pay for medical treatment.

    The risk of broken glass

    Even the safest-seeming workplace can present hazards to health and safety. If you work in a bar or a restaurant, you may come across potential dangers such as slippery floors and broken glass.

    If you’’re dealing with the risk of broken glass on a regular basis, it is important that your employer has procedures in place to protect you from work injuries. Using safety measures, such as wearing protective clothing and using equipment, can help to nullify the risk of broken glass.

    All employers in the UK are required to adhere to the latest health and safety guidelines in order to decrease the risk of work accidents and work-related illness. If you have been injured at work and you believe that the accident was caused by your employer’’s negligence, you have the right to make a claim against them.

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    If you’’ve been provided with faulty equipment, or you’’ve tripped on broken flooring, for example, this would suggest that your employer was not following the relevant guidelines at the time of the accident.

    What happens when you make a work accident claim?

    Before you make a claim, it’’s wise to gather information and evidence. Get your injuries assessed by a medical professional and write down everything you can remember about the accident. Ask any eye witnesses to provide their version of events. Take photographs of any injuries and anything else which could help your case, for example the broken floor tiles over which you tripped.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline to chat to an advisor about your claim. If your claim meets the qualifying criteria, your case will be referred to one of our expert personal injury lawyers. Your legal team will collect evidence and use it to build your case. We will keep you informed of any developments and we are able to conduct most consultations over the
    telephone. We operate a no-win no-fee policy. If your work injury claim is successful, you will receive a financial payout.

    To find out more, simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: April 6, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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