Do you have a dangerous job? By this we mean a job that involves certain risks to your health and safety. Of course, even a sedentary job can have its risks if your employer isn’t protecting you while you’re at work.
Accident Advice Helpline deal with many claims from employees injured at work. Accidents ranging from falls from a height to industrial diseases from polluted working environments. Lack of training can lead to serious accidents. If, for instance, your employer asks you to operate machinery, make sure you receive the proper training. Furthermore, if the machinery or equipment is in a poor state of repair, you would be within your rights to refuse to use it.
Lack of training in the workplace
This is a major cause of accidents. Most employers place great emphasis on the safety of their workforce but not all. You have a personal duty to look after your own health and safety so always make sure you have training to do what you are expected to do at work.
Report issues to your employer promptly. This can avoid injuries to both yourself and your colleagues. Act responsibly at work and avoid horseplay that could result in someone getting hurt. Help your employer identify risks so that your workplace can be a safe place to work.
When things go wrong
If you become injured at work then you need accident specialists to advise you. If you have a health and safety officer in your workplace then they should become involved in the problem. Identifying the cause of your injury and documenting the circumstances is the first step.
If the accident wasn’t your fault then accident specialists can help you get the compensation you’re legally entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline, your accident specialists
We can help you make a claim for compensation if your circumstances warrant it. To find out if you’re eligible, we suggest you take our 30-second online test. If you’d prefer to talk to someone, we have trained advisors who can answer all your questions.
We are a large law firm employing expert personal injury lawyers who offer a no-win, no-fee legal service to non-fault accident victims. We offer this service to anyone who finds themselves in the difficult position of claiming compensation from their employer.
For some employees, this can be a difficult decision to take. Accident Advice Helpline can help you see that it is your legal right to claim the compensation you’re owed. Your employer will have insurance in place to cover the costs of your claim and will not be personally affected financially.
Call the accident specialists at Accident Advice Helpline today
Get the advice you need by calling us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We can answer all your questions and get your claim started today.
Date Published: 24th November 2012