If you have a basic knowledge of Welsh, you’ll guess that Pontypool is a Welsh town. It is home to around 36,000 people and takes up a central position in Torfaen. This borough is in the far south-east of Wales, within the county of Gwent. It has a strong industrial history and many businesses have flourished here over the years. However, its size does mean some industries and services are harder to find. For instance, you may struggle to find an accident lawyer in Pontypool, whereas you wouldn’t do if you were anywhere in a major city.
People work in all manner of workplaces and job roles. From working outdoors to working in offices, factories and shops, we all have places to be each day. Even if you don’t like your job, you still have a right to expect your employer to keep you safe.
Accidents at work
We should begin by confirming that work-related accidents are rare and have been since the inception of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Deaths and injuries in workplaces have fallen drastically since those times, which is great news.
However, things can still potentially go wrong, and if an employer is negligent in dealing with their health and safety duties, they could end up creating a situation where one or more employees are hurt. Falls from height, a lack of safety equipment and/or training and poor maintenance of machinery are just three examples of things that could potentially lead to injuries for workers.
Don’t look for an accident lawyer in Pontypool – call our team instead
It’s far easier to pick up the phone and call 0800 689 0500 free of charge to speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline than it is to find an accident lawyer in Pontypool. Even mobile callers have a dedicated number to ring on 0333 500 0993.
If you were hurt at your workplace within the last three years, make sure you get in touch with our team as quickly as possible. Even if you don’t think you have a chance to claim anything, it’s easy to speak with us to find out for certain. You don’t want to miss out on compensation if it turns out you do have a strong case to make for it. One of our lawyers could agree to take your case, so call now to find out more.
Date Published: 5th December 2016
Author: Rob Steen