The Scottish town of Penicuik boasts a population of approximately 15,900 people. It sits within Midlothian, which in itself is towards the south-eastern part of the country. It originally started life as a village with a planned design, but since those early days – in the 1700s – it has obviously developed to a greater degree. While some locals do work in the immediate vicinity, accident at work compensation in Penicuik is extremely rare indeed.
The Health and Safety at Work Act has a lot to do with this. Employers all over the country must follow the terms of the Act, and fortunately they regularly exceed their requirements in this area. It’s good to know the majority of employers do more than they should by law when it comes to looking after the people who work for them.
When accidents happen, how might they occur?
This answer applies to everyone who might be involved in an accident in any workplace anywhere throughout the UK. In truth, the numbers of injuries are very small, especially when you compare them to the size of the overall workforce.
Many of the injuries that do happen are fortunately very minor in nature. Think of slips and trips and you’ll get the idea. However, if certain things are neglected or not taken care of as they should be, the potential for a mishap or more serious accident to occur does arise. It’s something that could possibly change the life of the person who is injured – and certainly not for the better, either, in terms of serious injuries.
Do you have an opportunity to claim?
Accidents at work may indeed be rare, but the few people who do experience them can go through various issues as a result. Pain, suffering and the inability to work could potentially be among them. So it is sensible to consider whether there might be any chance that someone could help you win compensation, if you have a chance to begin this process.
Accident Advice Helpline does have the ability to help you seek accident at work compensation in Penicuik or in any other location where you may have been injured at work. Call 0800 689 0500 and we’ll assess the chances you have of making a no win, no fee claim with our expert assistance. When you are in close contact with us, it becomes easier to see whether you can claim anything.
Date Published: 5th October 2014