As an employee for the council, if you were injured at work you may have queried, ‘Can I claim for an accident I had while working for the council? It is often a concern of public sector workers that they may not have the opportunity to obtain legal compensation. However, legal redress for an accident while working for the council is absolutely possible with a reputable law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. You can make a claim if you have been injured as the result of an accident that was caused by a lack of attention to health and safety.
While most councils have very strict health and safety policies, sometimes they are overlooked by those who simply want to complete tasks faster. Some people forget that these policies are there for a reason. For example, PPE needs to be used to keep the wearer safe, and equipment undergoes regular maintenance in order to ensure that the person using it will not be injured. If any of this is not done right, a person could end up needing medical treatment, time off work and may even find themselves looking for a different job.
What can I do?
If you have been injured in an accident while working for the council, call us as soon as you can after the accident. Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist law firm that deals only with personal injury claims. We employ expert solicitors with a strong background in this field, as we want all of our clients to feel as though they are being taken care of by professionals at all times. Your initial call to us will cost nothing. Call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. It will only take you a few minutes to get the information that you need to decide if you want to pursue a claim.
If you do decide to go ahead, our team is on hand to make sure that you have all the information that you need on the claims process. We will keep you informed of the progress of your claim so that you never need to worry about what is happening.
Can I afford to make a claim?
Yes, you can afford to make a claim. No win, no fee* is a system that is designed with the client in mind. Why should you pay out for legal fees when somebody else was responsible for the situation that you are in now? It is essential that the legal system fights for those that need the help, rather than cater to those who already have plenty of money in the bank.
You need to make sure that you make a claim if you have suffered financially as a result of your injuries. Did the council pay you full sick pay while you were recovering? Are you even able to return to the same job? If the answer to either of these is no, then you may be in a situation where you will be struggling to pay those bills. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to turn this situation around and get you back on your feet.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown