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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."

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    Can I claim for an accident in a woodwork workshop?


    If you have been injured while woodworking, you may have asked yourself, ‘Can I claim for an accident in a woodwork workshop?’ Woodwork workshops are not always the safest of places to be, and whether you work there or are just visiting, the shop management has a duty of care to ensure that you are safe at all times.

    The shop management should have taken all the appropriate health and safety measures in advance of anyone being in the room. There should be signs up telling you where you can walk and where you should not. There should be signs on or near each piece of equipment telling you what personal protective equipment you should be using. There should also be a policy on working alone – were you left by yourself to carry out a dangerous task? This should not happen under modern health and safety regulations. You should also be trained to use any piece of equipment in the workshop. If training is not carried out, then you could easily be in danger of being hurt. If any or all of these measures are not taken, then accidents will inevitably happen, and it is the responsibility of the person who put you in that situation.

    What should I do?

    Getting the right help following an accident in a woodwork workshop is easier than you might think. Why not make a phone call to the free, 24-hour helpline at Accident Advice Helpline? This is one of the best ways to find out more about making a personal injury claim and taking the legal action that can begin to put all of this right.

    Accident Advice Helpline has been working tirelessly to right the wrongs in personal injury cases for almost 15 years. We were founded in 2000, and we deal only with this type of case, so you can be sure that we are experts in this type of legal action. When you call us, an advisor will take your details and will be happy to answer any questions that you have so that you can familiarise yourself with the process. We have a team of personal injury solicitors to deal with cases just like yours, so no matter how trivial you think it might be, make sure that you speak to us to find out if you have grounds to make a claim.

    What about the cost?

    The good news is that the cost of making a personal injury claim does not have to be a worry. Accident Advice Helpline offers services on a no-win, no-fee basis so that you will not face a big legal bill before the claim even gets started. One of the reasons our law firm was launched was to ensure that legal services like ours would be available to everybody and not just a few people who could afford to appoint a solicitor any time they needed to. You can get the justice and financial compensation that you deserve, and all you need to get your claim going is to pick up the phone and call us.

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    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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