Everyone is familiar with St Paul’s – the cathedral of the same name and of the area around it in London. The cathedral can be seen from quite a distance, and many people are close to it every day during the week, as they work in the area. It is a busy part of London, and Ludgate Hill, on which the cathedral stands, is one of several ancient hills that marked out the ancient territory of the fledgling city. It would be difficult to imagine anyone having an accident at work in St Paul’s, but you never know what may happen if you were unlucky enough to find yourself in a dire situation.
Most workplaces, whatever they are and wherever they may be, are great to work in. They are also very safe, mostly due to the strong health and safety laws we have in place today. However, if employers fail to follow these laws (something that is thankfully extremely rare), there can be issues that lead to injuries and accidents potentially occurring.
What could go wrong to cause an accident at work in St Paul’s?
Let’s begin with slips, trips, and falls. These can occur in plenty of situations, but workplaces may present potential hazards that make such incidents likely if the hazards are not noticed and dealt with. Accidents such as these can lead to significant problems occurring, and this could mean you have an injury that requires treatment, or that gives you issues for a long time to come.
Other accidents might involve having a digit crushed in machinery, or something falling onto you, or even being struck by machinery or a moving vehicle. None of these should occur if proper health and safety rules have been followed, but you may only be reading this now because you’ve already been through a devastating situation such as this.
If you need help and advice, you’re in the best place to receive it now
If that’s the case, you should get some no-obligation advice from someone who knows whether an accident at work in St Paul’s might have the potential to lead to a compensation claim being made on your behalf. For this to be the case, you must have evidence that you were injured in the accident, and that you were seen by a medical professional to confirm and assess the injuries you suffered in that accident.
To learn more about what is required, whether you could claim, and how straightforward this might be to do, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500, or call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 instead if you prefer. Getting a claim underway must be done within three years of your accident, so if you’ve only just been hurt, you may wish to be treated and to get on the road to recovery before you call. But you can still complete our online form to check whether you could claim later if you like.
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: David Brown