Edinburgh has the strongest economy of any city in the United Kingdom outside of London and the highest percentage of professionals in the UK, with 43% of the population holding a degree-level or professional qualification. According to the Centre for International Competitiveness, it is the most competitive large city in the United Kingdom. Known primarily for brewing and distilling, banking and insurance and printing and publishing in the 19th century, Edinburgh’s economy is now based mainly on financial services, scientific research, higher education, and tourism.
Getting the help you need from an accident lawyer in the city of Edinburgh
Most people who live and work in the city of Edinburgh will never have an accident. But for those unlucky enough to experience an accident at work then using an accident lawyer in the city of Edinburgh can help if you need to make a compensation claim.
Employers should safeguard the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. If they fail to do so, and a staff member is injured in an accident at work that was not their own fault, they can make a personal injury claim against their employer.
If you have been injured because of the negligence of your employer, try our 30-second test. This will let you know if you qualify for compensation, and if you do, will give you an estimate of how much it could be.
Your job should be safe
Some innocent victims injured in an accident at work are deterred from making a claim because they fear that their boss will fire them. It is illegal for an employer to treat anyone who has made a claim against them badly. There is the option of an employment tribunal if your employer fires you because of a claim.
Most employers do not react in this way though. Research shows that the majority of claimants return to their job after making a claim with no problems at all and quite often the claim is not even mentioned.
This could be because it is not the employer that actually settles a compensation claim, it is their employer’s liability insurance.
Looking for an accident lawyer in the city of Edinburgh?
If you are looking for an accident lawyer in the city of Edinburgh, contact Accident Advice Helpline as we are a law firm that specialises in personal injury compensation claims. Call our helpline 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile 0333 500 0993. Our friendly professional advisers will be on hand to advise you. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience as a personal injury compensation law firm.
Date Published: 2nd December 2014