The market town of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales, lies just six miles from the border with England. Often hailed as a ‘gateway to Wales’, the town provides easy access to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains and is surrounded by mountains. Once celebrated for the manufacture of Welsh flannel, today most people living here commute to work in the nearby towns and cities. Most of us don’t give much thought to our personal safety at work, but if you’ve been injured in a workplace accident then you could find yourself eligible to claim accident at work compensation in Abergavenny, if somebody else was at fault for your accident.
Are you eligible for accident at work compensation in Abergavenny?
Whilst the majority of employers do adhere to health and safety regulations and keep their staff safe at work, there will always be those who are negligent, and it doesn’t take much for an accident to happen that could leave you injured. If you think you might be eligible for accident at work compensation in Abergavenny then you need to think fast, as there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim. You may have been injured in an accident whilst working in a warehouse or factory, suffered injuries after an accident in an office or even been hurt whilst working on a farm or in an agricultural setting.
It really doesn’t make any difference – all that matters is that somebody else is responsible for your accident, usually your employer. It may be that faulty equipment or tools caused your accident, or a lack of PPE at work. Or maybe you were injured due to a lack of training in how to carry out your duties safely. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline if you think any of this sounds familiar.
Should you make a personal injury claim?
You’re entitled to claim compensation not only for your injuries, but also for your financial losses. So if, for example, you’ve injured your back after falling from a faulty ladder at work, and you need to take a few months off work to recover, you could find you’re able to claim compensation for your lost earnings. This could really help you out financially during a difficult time, as many people struggle to cover their outgoings when they take time off work after an accident. You’re entitled to compensation if somebody else has been negligent, and you shouldn’t worry about what your employer will think.
They have liability insurance in place that pays out in the event of a claim, so there’s no need to feel guilty or worried. If you think that you may be eligible to make a claim, or you’d simply like to find out more about what’s involved, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We offer advice in confidence and there’s no obligation to proceed at any time.