In the workplace, there is always the risk of an accident, even though your employer is legally obliged to ensure your working environment is safe. If you have had an accident at work, it could be argued that your employer has failed in this regard – so you could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Salford.
What kinds of accidents can be claimed for?
Anything that happens in the workplace, and which causes you injury, could be claimed for. It could be a slip and fall, a trip and fall, a forklift truck accident, an accident involving electricity…it doesn’t matter exactly what, provided you got injured.
Why not take the 30 second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website to see whether you’re eligible to claim?
How to contact an accident lawyer in Salford
If you want to proceed with a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline and you will be able to get started straight away by talking to a professional advisor.
All our advisors are friendly and helpful, so please don’t hesitate to call our hotline, which is open 24/7. Our contact numbers are:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 (and await a call from us)
Slips, trips and falls and their prevention
We mentioned above the slip and fall or trip and fall accident as an example of a claim that an accident lawyer in Salford might deal with.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re not just interested in dealing with claims. We also like to provide people with advice on how to avoid getting into accidents – even though our business is to help accident victims to claim compensation, we want people to avoid pain and suffering wherever possible.
In the workplace, avoid slips and trips by:
- Reporting near-miss incidents to your manager – this might help a problem area to be identified, and enable action to be taken to prevent accidents
- Cleaning up spillages – if there’s a wet floor because someone has spilt a drink, get it cleaned up or report it to the cleaners
- Not allowing cables to trail across the floor – if people have to walk over cables, there’s a chance they will trip. Put desks near wall sockets, and use extension leads where appropriate, to avoid cables having to go across office space
- Ensuring there’s adequate lighting – are there any bulbs or fluorescent tubes that don’t work? Get them replaced so that people can see where they’re going
If you want to claim, call us as soon as possible at Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown