If you have had an accident at work, you may be thinking about making a personal injury compensation claim. There are so many different types of accident that can occur at work and they do tend to happen because the health and safety rules have been ignored in some way. For any successful claim with an accident solicitor in Bourn you have to prove that you accident was in no way your fault, but was caused because of the negligence of another person (your employer, usually in the case of accidents at work).
Some accidents occur because there was no adequate risk assessment carried out before a job was tackled, others because the environment is not as safe as it should be and also sometimes items are simply not stored away correctly. One type of common accident in the workplace is objects falling from a height.
Here are some of the ways and employer can ensure that objects do not fall from a height and injure someone below:
- There should be covered walkways to protect people working below
- All heavy tools should be attached to safety lines
- Well-constructed platforms should be built so that objects and materials cannot fall to the floor below.
- Toe boards should be installed on all platforms, so that objects cannot be accidentally kicked over the edges.
- Mesh or netting should be installed below all mobile platforms and cradles.
If these precautions were taken there would be fewer accidents involving tools or equipment falling from a height.
Finding an accident solicitor in Bourn
If you find an accident solicitor in Bourn, or one in another place, you should check that they have the appropriate expertise to deal with a personal injury claim such as yours. You need to show that the accident in which you received your injury was not your fault but caused by the negligence of another person. You have three years to make your compensation claim, but the sooner you file one the better as sometimes it can take years to come to court. You might not find an accident solicitor in Bourn or elsewhere with the experience you need. In which case, you might want to contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Come to us- Accident Advice Helpline
Although we do not advertise ourselves as an accident solicitor in Bourn or any other place in the UK, we are a law firm which works all over Britain. You can read about us on our website. We have been working in the field of personal injury compensation claims for more than 15 years, and as you will see, our patron is Dame Esther Rantzen.
Why not take the 30-second test on our landing page? It will give you an estimate of the amount you could receive in compensation if your claim were successful. After that you could call us on our freephone numbers. As it says on the website, these lines are open 24/7 to take your calls. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We will give you expert advice.
Date Published: 24th June 2013