Have you been injured in a council job? You’d be forgiven for thinking that only those working in ‘dangerous’ roles are at risk but in fact accidents at work have the potential to happen at any time, in any workplace. Here are just a few examples of the types of accidents that could happen whilst working in a council job, or in any job, for that matter:
- Slip, trip or fall – for example tripping over a box or slipping on a wet floor
- Falling from height, whilst climbing a ladder for example
- Burns or scalds from hot food or drink being spilt
- Injured by activities taking place at work or organised by work – such as a work away day
- Injured by the building – this could include walls or roof collapses, poorly maintained staircases etc.
Injuries can range from minor (cuts, bruises and a few hours off work to recover) to very serious, even life-threatening, such as working for the highways department and being struck by a vehicle. The good news is that your employer – in this case, the council – has a duty to protect you whilst you’re at work, and if you have been injured, they may be held liable. To find out if you are eligible to claim compensation, contact a personal injury lawyer today.
Next steps to claim after being injured in a council job
There is usually a three year time limit in place for making a compensation claim, but it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Making a claim closer to the date of the accident may make things easier, and could ensure your claim will be processed more quickly – you may not even have to attend court. Your compensation will usually take into account any pain and suffering caused by your injuries, as well as any loss of earnings due to time off work, and medical expenses for treatment.
Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today and we’ll help you claim the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured at work. With 14 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, our team of professional personal injury lawyers are here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, whatever your situation. Why not take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much you could claim? It’s free to call – we are open 24/7 and waiting to take your call.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown