If you’ve got a full-time job, you might spend a third of your day – or more – at work. If so, you probably won’t be surprised that you might end up getting into an accident at work at some point.
Work accidents may lead to injury, and the caseload of any accident solicitor in Weymouth and Portland will include several work-related injury claims at any one time.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re in no doubt that many of the cases we deal with could have been avoided if the employer had done something differently. Taking action to prevent workplace accidents is something every boss should think about – it’s definitely in their interest, because the cost to society of workplace injury and illness is almost £14 billion.
Workplace injury and illness
If you know the statistics for illness and injury in the workplace, you’d be forgiven for thinking that going to work is an accident waiting to happen. During the 2012-13 financial year, there were 175,000 injuries that led to the accident victim requiring seven or more days off work.
The previous financial year, there were 1.1 million working people who had an illness that was related to work. In fact, work-related injury and illness meant that a total of 27 million working days were taken off that year.
Some cases that an accident solicitor in Weymouth and Portland will deal with involve injuries that could have been sustained anywhere, but just happened to occur in the workplace. These might be slips and falls, or injuries resulting from faulty equipment.
But other cases that Accident Advice Helpline has a lot of experience in processing are those which concern industrial diseases. These are directly related to work – they arise because of the work that someone has done.
One example is mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos. There were more than 2,500 deaths from mesothelioma in 2012 because of previous asbestos exposure.
Find an accident solicitor in Weymouth and Portland
Whether you’ve been injured at work or you’ve contracted an industrial disease, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor whenever you like, because our lines are open 24/7:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
If your case qualifies you for compensation, a ‘no-win, no-fee*’ solicitor will handle everything on your behalf. You probably won’t have to go to court – insurance companies usually prefer to settle out of court.
You will, however, need to attend an additional medical test – this is essential for your case to proceed.
For more information, why not check out our website? Alternatively, just call our hotline now – our advisers will be glad to hear from you.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: David Brown