If you have suffered a personal injury in an accident that was no fault of yours then you could be looking for an accident solicitor Hitchin based. Did you know that you can also claim personal injury compensation if you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness that you have contracted because of negligence on the part of your employer? If you have suffered a personal injury that was not your fault in the last three years, you may have a case to file a compensation for personal injury claim.
Health and Safety Executive Statistics
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes annual reports about the number of injuries sustained at work across the UK. They also report on the number of work-related illnesses that are reported to them. It is believed that many injuries at work go unreported, but if you have an accident at work you should report it and have it detailed in the accident book. You should also have the names and addresses of witnesses to the accident detailed in this log. Your workplace should, by law have an accident report book.
The following figures are for the year 2011/12 and could surprise you.
- 1.1million people were suffering from a work-related illness.
- During this period 173 workers died after an accident at work.
- 111,000 injuries that were not fatal were reported in accident books.
- There were 212,000 absences from work for more than three days because of a work-related illness or injury.
- In the UK 27 million working days were lost due to an illness or an injury sustained at the workplace.
- £13.4 billion was the cost of workplace injuries and ill health to society. This amount does not include cancer which is caused because of the working environment.
Accident solicitor in Hitchin
An accident solicitor in Hitchin who has a very good track record in the area of personal injury compensation cases for injuries at work could probably be found if you type in the phrase accident solicitor Hitchin in your search box browser. When you find a solicitor remember that to have a good chance of winning a compensation claim you should hire one who has vast experience in this field. There is little point in hiring a divorce lawyer (for example) to represent you in a personal injury case as this is not their area of expertise.
Instead of looking for an accident solicitor Hitchin, perhaps you should consider giving Accident Advice Helpline a call. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with a team of experts in the field of personal injury compensation claims and there will be at least one of this team close to you because we operate all over the UK.
You can visit our website and take the thirty second test, which gives you an idea of how much compensation you might receive if your personal injury claim is successful. After that, you might want to call us on our freephone number 0800 180 4123. We will give you advice and if you want to proceed with a personal injury claim, then we can help. So give us a ring now, it doesn’t matter what time it is, our lines are always open.
Date Published: 29th May 2013