What you need to know about claiming compensation for an accident at work
Just like any other type of accident, accidents at work can be very serious. When such an accident happens, it is important to determine whether you, your employer or someone else was at fault. In the majority of cases, the employers are at fault because they failed to provide their employees with much needed safety gear or training.
Employers are also responsible for creating a safe working environment in order to minimize the chances of something bad happening. If you were a victim in an accident at work within the last 3 years’ and you believe that someone else was at fault, it is important to contact Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors in Saltburn-by-the-Sea as soon as possible.
The different types of accidents at work
Some of the most common accidents at work include slips, trips, falls as well as objects falling on the heads of workers, burns and cuts. All of these can cause serious injury and even death.
However, an accident at work doesn’t always result in fractured bones and broken limbs. Some accidents cause diseases that develop over longer periods of time. Construction workers, for example, often suffer from the infamous Vibration White Finger and office workers may develop debilitating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
What happens when I claim compensation?
Considering how often accidents at work happen, it is surprising to find out that only a handful of people ever claim compensation for their injuries. The reason for this is that they may be scared of losing their jobs. However, this is not the case as the compensation is not paid by their employers, but by their employers’ insurance company and there is no reason for them to get fired. So call us and let our solicitors in Saltburn-by-the-Sea handle your claim!
When you claim compensation you will not only help yourself. You will also help raise awareness about the safety issues at the company you work for, so that your employer is obligated to fix them or resolve them as soon as possible. This will prevent other people from getting hurt the same way you did in the future and ensure that valuable lessons are learnt.
If you need more information or if you’re unsure if you’re eligible for compensation, you can reach an Accident Advice Helpline adviser by calling 0800 689 5659 free from a land line.
Making your claim using solicitors in Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Accident Advice Helpline is an established law firm which in excess of 15 years’ experience of advising and assisting people to claim their legal right to personal injury compensation. Our team of friendly and capable advisers can answer your queries over the phone to ensure that you feel confident in your decision to proceed. Our team of professional personal injury solicitors can handle all aspects of your claim on your behalf with accountability and integrity. Infact, we offer a 100
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