Every year, thousands of people are affected by injuries that happen because of accidents at work. If you’re one of those people, you could claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Shepway – and if you win your case, you will receive a payout.
Some statistics about workplace accidents
According to the Health and Safety Executive, in the 2013-14 financial year, there were an estimated 629,000 workers who suffered an accident whilst at work. Of these, 203,000 were off work for three days or more – and 148,000 of this group were absent for over seven days.
That’s quite a lot of people affected by injuries just through being at work and earning a living.
Ironically, workplace injuries can actually stop you from going to work, as you can see from the figures above – and for some people, this can mean financial trouble. Even if you work somewhere that has a generous sick pay policy, you could find your wages cut after a while.
Your financial problems could be made worse by the fact that you can’t perform your everyday tasks, such as taking the children to school, and cooking meals. You may need to hire home help or a childminder – and those services cost money.
An accident lawyer in Shepway could help you
If you’re in this situation, why not make a claim against your employer? You don’t have to fear repercussions, because if you were to get fired or treated badly on your return to work, that would be against the law.
Also, the money for your payout, if you’re successful, will come from employers’ liability insurance, which employers are required to have – it won’t be taken out of the company’s profits.
Claiming might also lead to additional safety measures being put in place, which will help you and your work colleagues to avoid accidents in future.
To get started with a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on one of these numbers and speak to an advisor:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
About Accident Advice Helpline
We are a personal injury claims company with a wealth of experience in our field. We have been helping accident victims since 2000, and have grown to become one of the largest law firms in the UK.
Esther Rantzen is our patron, too. This is a mark of distinction for us, because Esther is perhaps the best-known consumer rights campaigner in the country, with several decades of broadcasting experience to her credit. She also founded ChildLine, a free confidential advice service for children who need to talk about serious issues, such as abuse.
Not only is Esther pleased with what we do – we also have many satisfied clients. Read their testimonials on our website – and give us a call to begin your claim with an accident lawyer in Shepway.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown