Are you looking for an accident solicitor in Watford because you had an accident whilst you were at work outdoors?
Work accidents inside and outside
Many readers will be familiar with work accidents, even if they’ve never suffered one themselves. You may be aware of the potential of a ladder to break and cause the user to fall and suffer injury, and know about slips, trips and falls in office environments.
But what about people who work outdoors frequently or exclusively? They are particularly at risk when the weather gets bad, in autumn and winter – at Accident Advice Helpline, we process a lot of claims on behalf of people who have suffered injuries where wet or cold weather has been a contributing factor.
The weather isn’t everything, though. Your employer has a duty to ensure that you’re working in safe conditions – but of course, there are plenty of things that you can do to avoid getting injured and needing to contact an accident solicitor in Watford.
Top tips on staying safe at work
These tips will give you some guidance on avoiding work-related accidents in bad weather.
1) Wear warm clothing. Common sense, right? Not only will it insulate you, but if you have a warm coat with some padding inside, it will also help to cushion you if you fall.
2) Wear sturdy shoes or boots with good soles. The soles should have tread, so as to provide grip. All-leather shoes might suit an office worker, but steel-toecapped boots with thick rubber soles are the best bet on building sites.
3) Don’t cut out all the sound. Wear a hat, by all means – you lose a lot of heat from your head – but make sure you can hear properly. If you can’t hear the beep of a lorry reversing, or someone shouting to warn you of danger, you might be in trouble.
4) Make sure you can see properly. If you’re wearing a hood, it might obscure your peripheral vision. Also, you might get dazzled by the sun in winter, since it appears lower in the sky, so wear sunglasses to cut the glare.
Do you need an accident solicitor in Watford?
Of course, there’s only so much you can do – not everyone will be as diligent as you, and there are some things that are simply beyond your control.
If you do need an accident solicitor in Watford because you’ve been injured at work, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have been in business since 2000, and today, we’re one of the largest law firms in the UK. We also carry the endorsement of Esther Rantzen!
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and you can give your details to one of the professional advisors who are available 24/7 via our hotline. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
If you qualify to claim, a no win no fee* solicitor will take on your case and you could receive a payout. Call us now to find out more.