The UK workforce earns its living in a variety of different working environments, including heavy industry, construction sites, shops, offices, warehouses, and also out in the fresh air in agriculture. The working environment differs from job to job. No matter where you are working, your employer has a duty of care to your health and safety, so if you are injured through no fault of your own, you may be able to make an injury at work claim.
The obligations for health and safety are outlined in the Health and Safety Act 1974. Should an employer fail to meet his obligations, he could face prosecution. Crucially, if you are injured at work, or the workplace environment affected your health, you could be in a position to make a claim.
No matter the working environment you earn a living in, if your wellbeing has suffered because of it and you are considering making a claim, then you should seek the advice of the experts. Our legal team here at Accident Advice Helpline are well experienced in dealing with injury at work claims and endeavour to secure as much compensation as possible for our clients.
Before a claim can be made, we need to determine whether you have good enough grounds. If you were responsible for the accident in your working environment that led to your injury, then your hopes of a successful claim and compensation award are in jeopardy. If you suffered an injury or deterioration in health because your employer failed to provide the correct safety equipment, then you may have a strong case for making a claim.
Regardless of different working environments, the key to securing a successful claim is to give us as much information as possible. With the information provided, Accident Advice Helpline will start putting together what will hopefully be a successful case. The information will be your own recollections and statements from witnesses, such as your work colleagues. The medical report on your condition will also be very useful.
Our aim will be to demonstrate that your injury or deteriorating health can be tied to conditions at work. These will tend to differ between working environments, but the principle will be the same. We must be able to show that your misfortune is down to your employer’s negligence.
If your employer admits liability, then this is the best case scenario as the matter will be settled much more quickly. If a compensation offer is made, we will discuss with you whether it is sufficient. If you do not accept it, or your employer denies liability, then the claim will end up before the courts.
One of the advantages of allowing Accident Advice Helpline to deal with your case is that we will represent you on a no-win, no-fee* basis. This means you will not be faced with having to meet our fees if the claim lost. Also you will not have to find the funds to commence the claim when using our services. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.