If you have an accident at work, you might get injured and have to take time off work to recover – and it could be your employer’s fault that it happened.
You see, your employer has a duty to make sure that you have a safe working environment. If that’s not the case, then you could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Dinas Powys.
What happens if you claim?
There’s no guarantee that you will win your case, but for that reason, all the lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
If you do win your case, you will receive a payment of compensation. This will consist of an element for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity associated with the injury, and an element for the reimbursement of any expenses that you have incurred as a result.
It’s worth proceeding with a claim if you’re eligible, because you could wipe out the financial worries that the accident caused.
In the last financial year, there were 629,000 people who had an accident in the workplace. Of these, about a third (203,000) required more than three days away from work to recover – in fact, 148,000 of these people were off work for more than seven days.
About a third of injuries to employees consist of slips, trips and falls. These can cause anything from bruising to severe head injuries, depending on the circumstances.
How to avoid a slip, trip or fall accident
Here are some tips on keeping safe from slips, trips and falls:
1) Keep cables off the floor. Don’t let them trail across the room. Use extension leads and position equipment and desks close to wall sockets to avoid this from happening – and if there really has to be a cable running across the room, make sure there’s a cover over it.
2) Clear up spillages. Even a bit of tea or coffee could cause someone to slip and fall, so make sure you mop up anything you spill – or anything that someone else has spilt but failed to clean up.
3) Put up signs. People need to be warned about the step on the other side of the door, or the change from carpet to tiles when they turn the corner. If you’re not responsible for signs, tell someone who is. Put yourself in the shoes of a new starter. Would they know about that incline on the second floor corridor, for example?
4) Have you had a near miss? Report it. This could enable a problem area to be flagged up, and lead to action being taken to rectify the problem.
Contact an accident lawyer in Dinas Powys
If you do need to claim, then don’t delay – call Accident Advice Helpline now on:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back. Our lines are open 24/7, so please call us whenever you wish, and get started with an accident lawyer in Dinas Powys.