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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

    Can I claim for an accident at the jewellers?


    Should you have been injured while working for a jeweller, you may be thinking to yourself, ‘can I claim for an accident at the jewellers?’ The answer, as with any workplace accident, depends on who is ultimately responsible. If it was pure bad luck or down to your own carelessness, then you probably cannot claim.

    If however, the accident can be put down to the negligence of a third party, such as your employer failing to meet required standards of health and safety, then there is every chance that you may have grounds for a successful compensation claim. To maximise your chances, it is recommended that you pursue your claim with a reputable, established law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.

    Employer responsibility

    Your employer should ensure that correct workplace health and safety standards are met and that all employees are properly trained for their job roles. No employee should be expected to do a job for which they are not properly trained, especially if there are risks involved.

    For instance, jewellery alteration is a skilled job requiring specialist equipment and safety wear. Alteration work by an unskilled jeweller, or one who is using faulty or inappropriate equipment, could result in both irreparable damage to the jewellery being altered and also serious injury, particularly if the eyes are exposed.

    Even the cleaning of jewellery, if using specialist equipment like an electric buffing wheel or an ultrasonic cleaning tank, can be dangerous if proper training is not given and proper safety procedures are not followed. Working areas should be well-ventilated, with running hot water and skin cleaning products available. Goggles, gloves and facemasks should be provided and the risk of electrocution or inhalation of fumes minimised.

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    Making your claim

    If you are injured in circumstances of negligence similar to those described above, then you could well have grounds for a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline. It is always useful to collect contact details from any witnesses to your accident, particularly if they are able to state that it was not your fault and could have been prevented if a third party had acted correctly.

    It is not necessary for you to actually provide statements as we will speak to your witnesses on your behalf. You will also need to undergo a full medical examination, and a report will need to be provided on the nature, extent and probable cause of your injuries.

    However, it is highly unlikely that you will be expected to appear in court, or to attend lengthy meetings; we can handle all of that for you, while you concentrate on recovering from your accident.

    To get started, you can call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, text ‘claim365’ to 88010, or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. This way you will get to speak to one of our friendly trained advisers, who will assess your claim and let you know whether you can proceed.

    You will then be given the option of contacting one of our expert lawyers, all of whom work on a no win, no fee basis. Claiming for an accident at the jewellers could not be simpler with Accident Advice Helpline.  

    Date Published: July 10, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    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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