If you are looking for an accident solicitor in Belton, then perhaps you have suffered an accident which was not your fault, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness. If either of these scenarios describes your situation, then you could have grounds to make a compensation claim.
Factory Workers and Personal Injuries
If you are a factory worker then you will readily understand how dangerous working in a factory can be. Machinery should be guarded and people who use it need to have been properly trained to handle it. It is also needs to be well-maintained. Failure to do these things can be construed as negligence on the part of an employer. If you claim compensation for a personal injury then you need to prove that it was caused by negligence on the part of another person.
Accidents in factories and warehouses can be caused by forklift trucks. Anyone who operated one of these vehicles should have received training in how to do this safely. There should also be lanes for vehicles and for pedestrians, and protective barriers should be built where possible.
One of the most common accidents is a slip, trip or fall which can occur everywhere. If you are working in a food-processing plant, then spillages can occur, and these should be cleaned up immediately to avoid such accidents.
Some factory workers are in danger from hazardous substances and might be at risk from occupational illnesses.
All accidents at work should be reported and logged in the accident book, along with the names, addresses and contact numbers of any witnesses.
Accident solicitor in Belton
An accident solicitor in Belton, or one anywhere else in the UK will need to have details of your accident or illness. There might be a police report in the case of a road accident and you may be asked for medical records. If you suffer an accident and do not have medical treatment, this will weaken any claim you may have for compensation. With all accidents you must file a personal injury compensation claim within three years of the accident or, in the case of a work-related illness, within three years of first being diagnosed.
The Accident Advice Helpline
Perhaps you have been unable to find an accident solicitor in Belton in the phone book, or perhaps you have tried looking for an accident solicitor in Belton online, and haven’t found one. If that is the case, then you could contact Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline has a freephone number for you to call at any time. The number to call from a landline is 0800 689 0500 and from a mobile phone, 0333 500 0993.
You can check out Accident Advice Helpline on the website and find out more about us. We are a law firm that specializes in personal injury compensation claims. For free advice, call us now.
Date Published: 13th June 2013