Accidents can happen anywhere, including in your workplace. When you consider that we spend a third of each weekday at work, it’s hardly surprising that an accident solicitor in West Lancashire will deal with many claims for work-related injuries every year.
A big problem
In fact, according to Health and Safety Executive figures, injuries at work – and work-related illness, cause the loss of 27 million working days per year, at a cost to society of almost £14 billion.
You suffer when you get an injury at work, too. Through being off work, you could lose income – and even just a day of lost income could make a big difference to your household finances.
What kinds of accidents happen at work…
…and what are the consequences? Here is a brief run-down:
Slips, trips and falls. These may cause back and head injuries, which can be severe.
Manual handling accidents. These can cause a range of different injuries, including back and head injuries, as well as fractures, pulled muscles, and torn ligaments.
Traffic-related accidents. These put you at risk of several of the injuries mentioned above, or even death.
Electrical accidents. You could suffer a shock, or you could be electrocuted.
Accidents involving chemicals. These could cause severe burns if there is skin contact, or respiratory problems due to inhalation.
Machinery accidents. These can lead to loss of limbs or even death.
This isn’t an exhaustive list. If you have suffered an accident in the workplace and it’s different from anything mentioned above, you can still call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor. If you qualify to claim, an accident solicitor in West Lancashire will take on your case and you could receive a payout.
Check your eligibility to claim
If you’re wondering whether you qualify to claim, you can check right now by going to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and taking the 30 second test. While you’re on the site, you can also get an estimate of what your claim might be worth with our free compensation calculator.
There are also some client testimonials on our website. Read these and you’ll understand why Accident Advice Helpline has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the UK – and why Esther Rantzen was only too pleased to endorse us.
Call us for an accident solicitor in West Lancashire
Our lines are open 24/7, so why not call us and speak to an advisor? Tell them what happened and they will guide you through the processes involved in claiming compensation.
We can be reached on:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back. Don’t delay in getting started with your claim, because, except in cases of industrial disease, there’s a deadline of three years from the date of your accident to make your claim.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown