Health and safety at work has become a major area of interest in the last couple of decades in particular. Ever since the Health and Safety at Work Act came into force workplaces have become much safer to work in. Employers now have a duty of care to ensure their workplaces – regardless of what or where they may be – are safe for all those who use and/or visit them. This provides peace of mind and confidence for the workers. It also ensures that far fewer accidents are likely to happen as a result of these measures. This is good news for everyone concerned.
Of course accidents can and do still happen. Work accidents in Manchester are no more common than accidents that may occur in workplaces around the country. However if you live and work in Manchester you will want the peace of mind of knowing your own workplace does not put you in any unnecessary danger. Thankfully this is unlikely to be the case since accidents are exceptionally rare in many cases. However we can all strive to ensure the standards are continually kept as high as they can possibly be.
Could you suffer as a result of an accident at work?
Some accidents are minor enough that the person doesn’t have to seek treatment or have any time off. However in more serious incidents there is the potential for people to have considerable time off work, perhaps hospitalised as a result of what has occurred. In other cases – thankfully very rare ones – some people have been killed at work as a consequence of an accident taking place. There are certainly rare cases where people have had the rest of their lives changed owing to what happened to them.
Call us today to learn whether compensation might be possible
Finding out whether you are entitled to compensation is a big step to take. However it is a step that we try to make as straightforward and simple to take as possible. Take the 30-second online test at Accident Advice Helpline now, or call free on 0800 689 0500 to determine whether a no win, no fee** compensation claim could be in your future. Our professional lawyers have extensive experience of dealing with cases like yours. Make sure you can benefit today if at all possible and get in touch on our free phone line.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at work claim