Have you had an accident in Tameside?
If you have had an accident in Tameside, perhaps whilst at work, then you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds of financial compensation for your injuries that you have suffered. To find out more contact Accident Advice Helpline today and we will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Accidents at work
Accidents can occur in any work environment; however, they are often easy to prevent. If an employer has done all they can to ensure that the work environment is safe and that all members of staff are appropriately trained and given the necessary equipment and tools to do their jobs properly, then an accident in Tameside can easily be avoided.
If you have been injured at work within the last three years and think the accident in Tameside you have been involved in was not your fault, then our team of in house solicitors will do all they can to ensure that you get the compensation and the justice that you are entitled to.
Assaults at work
While accidents as a result of poor training or lack of supervision are among the most common reasons for someone to contact Accident Advice Helpline after they have had a work based accident in Tameside, we also see a lot of people who have been assaulted at work.
Depending on the situation in which the assault occurred, and the nature of the work that you do, it is entirely possible that your employer will be regarded as being responsible for any injuries that you have sustained as a result of your accident in Tameside.
For example, if you work in an environment where you are likely to come in to contact with potentially dangerous individuals, perhaps you work in a prison or the probation service, then suitable risk assessments should be performed on both yourself and the other individuals concerned. We recently helped one client who was moving a prisoner from one cell to another. Despite the fact that the prisoner was known to be dangerous, our client was left alone to deal with the transfer. Policy dictated that there should have been two officers present at the time, but due to staff shortages this was deemed to be impractical at that time.
Our client was assaulted by the prisoner and received a broken nose and fractured jaw as a result of the attack. His employer was regarded as being liable for the accident as they did not do all they could to ensure the protection of their employee.
Can we help you?
To find out whether or not we can help you make a claim for compensation you can contact us today and speak to a member of our team. They will happily provide you with free, no obligation advice on how best to proceed with your claim.
Alternatively, take our 30 second test to find out how much you could be entitled to claim.
Date Published: 8th June 2014
Author: David Brown