In the workplace, there are many risks. Employers are required by law to ensure that you, the employee, can work in safety, so they go about minimising these risks as far as possible.
Of course, accidents still happen – and it’s because of this that law firms such as Accident Advice Helpline exist. There’s always the possibility that you might need the services of an accident lawyer in Shropshire because of an accident at work, such as a slip (or trip) and fall.
When can you claim through an accident lawyer in Shropshire?
You could make a claim whenever you have suffered an injury because of an accident at work, and it can be demonstrated that the accident happened because your employer failed to ensure your safety.
When you make a claim, you will be aiming to receive a payout for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that you have experienced as a result of your injuries. The payout will also cover the expenses that you have incurred because of the accident.
If you win your case, you will get that payout. If you don’t win, you won’t get a payout – but don’t worry unduly, because all our accident lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win no fee basis.
How to make a claim for your injury
The first step is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and talk to an advisor. Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will get back to you.
If you’re eligible to claim, your details will be taken and passed to our legal team so that an accident lawyer in Shropshire can start work on your case.
Minimising slip, trip and fall risks
Above, we mentioned the slip (or trip) and fall as an example of a workplace accident. These are quite common in workplaces throughout Britain, and they can often be avoided quite easily. Here are some trips on avoiding injury through slips, trips and falls at work:
1) Had a near miss? Report it to your manager, just as you would if you’d had an actual fall. This may flag up a problem area that needs attention.
2) Have you seen a hazard, such as a frayed, loose carpet edge by a door? Tell someone straight away, or take action yourself if you can.
3) Spilt something? Even a cup of tea will be sufficient to present a slip risk. Get it mopped up straight away.
4) Using electrical or electronic equipment? Make sure there aren’t any leads trailing across the floor, where people will be walking. Put desks near walls where the sockets are, and use extension leads appropriately.
Date Published: 26th November 2014
Author: David Brown