If you get injured in an accident at work, why not claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Thanet? You could be awarded a payment of compensation – and you won’t have to do very much yourself, because your solicitor will be able to take care of your claim on your behalf.
How many people actually have an accident at work?
You might be surprised by the figures, especially if you’ve never had a mishap at work yourself. According to the Health and Safety Executive:
- Around 629,000 people had an accident in the workplace in 2013-4
- 203,000 of these people had to take three or more days off work
- 148,000 of these absences were for seven or more days
When you look at these figures compared to home accidents, they don’t seem so large – in 2002, there were 2.7 million accidents that happened in the home and led to a hospital visit.
But if you compare them to accidents on the road, where under 200,000 people suffered an injury in 2012, it seems like quite a high number.
A safe working environment
Numbers aside, consider this. Your employer has a legal obligation to ensure that you can work in safety. You shouldn’t have an accident at all while you’re at work – if you do, it could point to your working environment not being as safe as it should be.
Yes, of course, you can never get rid of risk entirely, especially if you’re working with heavy machinery or dangerous chemicals. But you can certainly put measures in place to ensure that risk is minimised – and that’s exactly how the situation should be.
Contact an accident lawyer in Thanet
If you have suffered an injury in a workplace accident, make sure you get yourself checked over by a doctor, and that you follow the usual accident reporting procedures at your place of work.
Once you have done this, get on the phone to Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor. They will take your details – and if you’re eligible to claim, they will pass them on to an accident lawyer in Thanet.
Your lawyer will work on your behalf, with the aim of securing you a payout. This money will come from your boss’s employers’ liability insurance policy, not their company profits – so you don’t have to worry about losing your job or being treated badly if and when you return to work. It would be illegal for your employer to do this.
Accident Advice Helpline contact details
Get in touch with us now, via our 24/7 hotline:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
If there’s no answer when you call, leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as they can – just as they will if you text us. We want to help you, so don’t delay in getting in touch with us.
Date Published: 27th November 2014
Author: David Brown