We all dislike work and in some ways an enforced lay off is something many of us might enjoy. However, when it leaves you unable to work and earn money it can become a major problem. This article will look at the process involved in finding accident solicitors in Thornton-Cleveleys who can help you make a ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claim.
When can you claim
Under UK law, you can claim for any injury which is inflicted on you which was not your fault. The accident must have happened within the last three years and been severe enough to require medical treatment.
In the case of accidents in the workplace, your employer is held responsible for providing a safe and comfortable environment to work in. While it will not be possible to eliminate all risk completely, an employer is required to take all reasonable precautions to ensure your safety.
This would include ensuring walk ways are clear of any obstacles and that machinery is well maintained and safe to use.
The risks may vary depending on the actual setting of the work place so the employer should carry out a risk assessment to see what could go wrong. A factory, for example might have lots of potentially dangerous machinery which could pose a major hazard. As well as one-off injuries the employer should guard against ongoing conditions such as industrial deafness.
Ways to do this would include ear defenders to guard against the noise or muffling devices to reduce the sound made by the machinery in full flight.
Making your claim
Understandably it might seem difficult to know whether or not the employer has contravened these rules in a way that puts your health at risk, so it might be a good idea to consult an expert. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have plenty of experts available who can help you understand whether or not you have a good case.
All you need to do is give us a call and we’ll help you make a decision about whether or not you should proceed with the case. We can even provide an estimate as to how much you might be entitled to. It is important to realise that this is not a guaranteed sum – just our thoughts on what the courts might award if they find in your favour.
Finding accident solicitors in Thornton-Cleveleys
If we think you have a good case then our next step is to find accident solicitors in Thornton-Cleveleys who can help take your claim forward.
We can provide someone who has dedicated expertise in workplace injuries and we should be able to find someone who is located nearby. Best of all, we work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis which means that if you don’t win your case you won’t have to pay.
To find out more about how we can set you up with injury solicitors in Thornton-Cleveleys, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 31st January 2014