Workplace accidents: what do you know about them? Many people understand that, if they get injured at work, they could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Rother. But what else do they know?
Health and safety is important in the modern workplace, so employers will do everything they can to make sure people have a safe working environment.
Indeed, they’re required by law to do this. They provide protective clothing to employees who carry out tasks requiring it, and put signs up to warn people about hazards such as unexpected steps.
Some work accidents and injuries could happen anywhere
There are some things that happen at work, but could happen in many other settings. For example, you could slip on a wet floor in a shopping centre just as easily as you could at work. You could also be injured by a faulty electrical product at home instead of at work.
You can claim if you can demonstrate that your employer could have prevented your injury, and that’s what an accident lawyer in Rother will aim to do on your behalf. If successful, you will be awarded a payout, which will come from the employers’ liability insurance that your employer should have.
Injuries that are caused by your work
There are other kinds of work-related injury that couldn’t happen anywhere else, and that is the category of conditions known as industrial diseases.
These are illnesses such as mesothelioma and vibration white finger, which are caused by asbestos and the frequent, incorrect use of vibrating power tools, respectively. They happen because of work – and they can change your life in a big way.
Fortunately, an accident lawyer in Rother could deal with your industrial disease claim, too – and, unlike the other types of work accident, the usual three-year deadline for making a claim doesn’t apply. It’s impossible to determine an exact date of onset for an industrial disease.
Contact an accident lawyer in Rother
To get started with your claim, call 0800 689 0500 from a landline and speak to a professional, friendly advisor at Accident Advice Helpline. You can tell them all about what happened, and they will listen to you carefully, demonstrating empathy and sensitivity at all times.
If you have a mobile, call 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from one of our advisors.
Eligible claimants will have their details given to an accident lawyer in Rother on the Accident Advice Helpline team, and the process can begin in earnest.
If you win your case, you will get your payout – but don’t worry if you’re unsuccessful. All our solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis. Why not call us now?
Date Published: 23rd November 2014
Author: David Brown