Suffering work injuries in Hartlepool is a rare event and thankfully the vast majority of workplaces don’t present any kind of danger to anyone who works there. Of course there are things that go wrong from time to time but you never know whether it will happen to you. The chances are it won’t, but if you did suffer work injuries in Hartlepool it would be important to work out exactly what happened.
Since employers have a legal duty to ensure they are able to observe all the health and safety laws in operation today, they could be found negligent if they fail to do this. Indeed, some businesses end up in court and can receive fines if they are found guilty of failing to follow health and safety laws in one or more ways.
Different types of accident
While accidents at work are rare, they can happen. When they do they might occur in all kinds of different ways. For example someone might fall from a height or be injured by a vehicle or by machinery. There might be other examples where people suffer injuries that are not their fault either, by slipping or tripping over an obstacle or suffering some other kind of mishap.
In every case it should be determined what happened. This will ensure the person involved can find out whether their employer was indeed negligent. This can be difficult for an individual to work out, which is why lawyers sometimes specialise in this area. They are experienced in finding out whether an employer could potentially be held accountable for the injuries suffered by someone else.
What happened to you?
Your work-related injuries do not need to be significant for you to wonder whether your employer – or indeed another employee – was at fault for causing them.
However in some cases employees are gravely injured and end up having to stop working because they can never fully recover. In these instances the amount of compensation that could potentially be won could be far higher than for minor injuries, for obvious reasons.
As you can see, it would be worthwhile speaking to an expert from Accident Advice Helpline team. A fast phone call to us at 0800 689 0500 will help, and you can make sure you are able to find out whether a no win, no fee* claim could work for you.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at work claim