Workplaces are usually very safe environments to be in. Employers know they must adhere to all the rules and regulations laid down in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. If they do not, and someone is injured while working for them, it could open the way for work injury damages to be paid.
Perhaps you are in the position of the worker in this example. Have you been hurt at work recently and you’re wondering whether your employer was negligent? Even though this is a rarity, it can happen, and if you’ve been a victim of an accident that was the fault of your employer, you have a right to learn more.
How can you choose the right law firm to help you win work injury damages?
Damages are easier to claim if you go through the process of finding a lawyer who can help you. They will assess the odds of getting compensation and whether you have a good case to take to court. Often, there is no need to get to court as cases are often settled long before this. However, an experienced lawyer will be able to work through the procedure with you and let you know whether you do have a case.
Seeking the advice of a lawyer can be scary, especially if you’ve had no need to do so before. You may be worried about the security of your job, and if so, your lawyer can set your mind at rest. You should not be fired because you are bringing a proper legal claim against your employer – a claim that could potentially help prevent others from being hurt.
Are you already in the right place?
If you’re still reading this, you could benefit from speaking to someone at Accident Advice Helpline. It’s easy to call on 0800 689 0500, and you could be speaking with a trained advisor within moments. If you’d rather get some fast answers online first, try using our free 30-second test – it’s simple to complete and doesn’t take long at all.
Finally, if you want to find out about work injury damages and you only have your mobile, call us on 0333 500 0993 instead. Whichever method you choose to get in touch, you’ll benefit from getting expert advice when you have had an accident at work within the past three years.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead