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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Dangerous workplaces

    There are many industries in which the various working environments can be considered to be dangerous workplaces. It is very important to be aware of these dangers, and the employer and supervisors on site have a responsibility to make sure that you are protected as much as possible from these dangers. You should be trained in basic health and safety at the very least, and every measure possible should be in place to protect the workers; however, it does not always happen this way and injuries do occur as a result of working in a dangerous environment.

    What types of workplaces can be considered dangerous?  Construction sites are an obvious example. These sites have all kinds of heavy plant and other equipment on site, and anyone using these without relevant training is at risk. Anyone who has to operate machinery as part of their job is also at risk, as there are plenty of things that can go wrong.  Even jobs that could be deemed ‘safe’ will have some risk attached to them.  Sitting behind a desk all day in an admin role will not be completely safe – work desks could have loose wires trailing down, forming a trip hazard, or the actions of others could cause an accident. Any workplace can be considered to be dangerous if the relevant steps have not been taken to make it safe.

    If you have suffered an injury as the result of being in dangerous workplaces, you will need to ensure that you have expert help on your side to get the justice and assistance you deserve. Law firms such as Accident Advice Helpline have years of experience in winning compensation for those who have been injured through no fault of their own.

    Why is compensation important? There are a number of reasons.  If you are injured then you may need to spend a fair bit of time away from work. It is not always the case that people are paid for this time; therefore, it could be that you need to make a personal injury claim in order to help to ease the financial situation. Compensation is also important if the injury was the fault of others, as it can make them look at what they are doing wrong and take steps to put this right.

    Accident Advice Helpline was first established in 2000 and aims to advise those who work in dangerous workplaces how to deal with injury claims. We are able to help those who work in all industries and our team, which includes solicitors with specialist expertise, can take on the fight for you.

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    Accident Advice Helpline works on a no-win, no-fee system; in the event that we are unsuccessful, there will be nothing for you to pay and there are no upfront fees. This means that we can get moving on your compensation claim as soon as you call us. The sooner you put in your claim, the sooner the compensation can make your life easier.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 31, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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