The local government district of Shepway in Kent had a population of 111,200 in 2016. Most of the district’s population live in the coastal towns of Hythe and Folkestone, and tourism is the main economy here. With excellent road links via the M20 and several A roads, commuting to work in London and the surrounding area is not uncommon. But if you have been injured in an accident at work in Shepway and you’re wondering if there’s anything you can do, it’s well worth getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out. You have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim, and we’re here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
How did your accident at work in Shepway happen?
Many of us think that accidents at work only happen to those working in dangerous roles, such as in a factory or on a construction site. In actual fact, you could be injured in an accident at work in Shepway no matter what your job. Whether you work in an office, a shop or a warehouse, you could suffer injuries that leave you unable to work and in pain and suffering. It’s important to assess who is at fault for your accident as it could be that your employer is to blame. If they are at fault then they could be ordered to pay you compensation for your accident at work in Shepway and you could be compensated not only for your injuries but for any loss of earnings that you suffered as a result. Accidents have the potential to happen anywhere, at any time, but employers have certain responsibilities that they must meet in order to prevent accidents from happening.
Is your employer to blame for your accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work in Shepway then you might wonder who is to blame. Negligence can occur in a variety of different ways – but here are a few of the things your employer should be doing to keep you safe at work:
- Ensuring that all staff have the training they need to do their jobs safely
- Making sure equipment and machinery is maintained to a safe standard and regularly checked
- Carrying out risk assessments for new or challenging projects and tasks
- Making sure staff take their allotted rest breaks and are not stressed or overworked
- Adhere to the working time regulations when planning staff shifts
- Employ competent staff to carry out work
- Ensure that the premises is safe for staff at work – for example things like a gas safety check and functioning lighting and so on
If your employer has failed to keep you safe at work and you think negligence has occurred then you may be able to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
Pick up the phone and call us today
Whether you’ve sustained minor or more serious injuries in an accident at work in Shepway, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. It’s free to call from a landline and we’re here to offer advice in confidence, with no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: 13th September 2017
Author: Rob Steen