The Scottish district of East Ayrshire is bordered by East Renfrewshire, North and South Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway and South Lanarkshire. With a population of 123,000 in 2010, the district’s largest town is Kilmarnock and you’ll find a number of castles and other historic buildings here. Most people commute to work in the district’s larger towns and the surrounding area, yet accidents at work in East Ayrshire are not uncommon.
Whether you work in a factory, shop, warehouse or office, you could be injured in an accident at work that was somebody else’s fault. What can you do about it? Well, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline provided it has been three years or less since your accident – and you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Have you been injured in an accident at work in East Ayrshire?
Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our safety at work, but if you have been injured in an accident at work in East Ayrshire you may suddenly find yourself wondering who exactly is to blame. It’s up to your employer to ensure you are safe whilst you’re at work, which means if you’re injured, they could be held liable. If you’re really concerned about safety at work after your accident, you could report your employer to the Health and Safety Executive, who will usually carry out their own investigations. But how could you be injured in an accident at work? Well, here are a few examples:
- Run over by a forklift whilst working in a warehouse
- Falling off a ladder in a shop stock room
- Slipping on a wet floor whilst working in a bar or restaurant
- Injured by animals whilst working on a farm
- Tripping over trailing cables in an office
- Crushed by heavy machinery in a factory
- Suffering electric shock whilst working in a hotel
These are just some examples of the types of accidents that could leave you injured at work, and in all of these cases your employer could be held liable.
Claiming compensation after your accident at work in East Ayrshire
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline after your accident at work in East Ayrshire to find out if you could make a no-win, no-fee claim. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today and our expert advisors will offer you confidential, no-obligation advice. Your eligibility to claim is likely to only last for three years following your accident, so there is no time to waste. Call us today to talk about your compensation.
Date Published: 27th November 2016
Author: Rob Steen