Working in a garage can be a hazardous job, but hopefully your employer should have given you health and safety training as well as training on how to carry out your job safely and efficiently. If you have suffered a work injury in a garage, you may be able to claim compensation if it can be proven that your employer has been negligent. Garages have all kinds of hazards – here are a few examples of the types of accident which have the potential to occur:
- Crush accidents, for example from a car falling on you or hitting you
- Objects falling from height
- Cuts and other injuries caused by tools
- Burns from hot engines or equipment, or even hot drinks
- Electric shock
Your employer has a duty to keep you safe at work, and if they have ignored their responsibilities and you sustain a work injury in a garage, you could claim personal injury compensation. The amount of compensation you’ll receive will depend on the extent of your injuries, pain and suffering, but will also take into account any medical expenses you have incurred and any loss of earnings due to time off work to recover from your injuries.
How to make a claim for compensation
So, you’re considering making a claim – what happens next? First, you’ll need to find a personal injury lawyer. It’s best to choose a firm who don’t charge any upfront fees and offer a 100% no win, no fee service. There’s usually a three year time limit in place to make a claim, so it’s a good idea to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you
If you’re not sure where to turn, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have 14 years’ experience handling personal injury compensation claims. We have helped hundreds of customers claim compensation for injuries at work, from staff working in garages to those working on construction sites and in warehouses and offices. We offer confidential, no-obligation advice and a 100% no win, no fee* service to all our customers, so you really do have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us. Why not take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much you could claim? Or call our freephone helpline and a member of our team will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown