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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident at work in South Somerset

    The local government district of South Somerset covers 370 square miles and has a number of main towns including Yeovil, Bruton and Ilminster. People who live here are employed in a variety of professions, and if you are unlucky enough to have been injured in an accident at work in South Somerset then we have some good news for you. If somebody else caused your accident then you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. You have three years from the date of your accident at work in South Somerset to make your claim, so it’s best not to wait around for too long.

    How did your accident at work in South Somerset happen?

    There are obviously some jobs that are more dangerous than others – for example, working on a building site or on a farm. Most of us think of these jobs as much riskier than working in a shop or an office. But you could still be injured whilst working in any of these jobs, and if somebody else caused your accident then you could be entitled to claim compensation. Some of the most common workplace accidents include slips, trips and falls and burns and scalds, but the type of accident you’re injured in will largely depend on your job and industry. For example, if you work in a restaurant serving customers, you’re more likely to suffer burns or scalds, whilst if you are employed in an office, you could be more at risk of repetitive strain injury or a back injury from sitting at a desk all day. The important thing is to realise how your accident happened and think about who might be to blame – chances are it could be your employer.

    Should you claim against your employer?

    We often hear from people who are reluctant to make a claim against their employer, even if their employer has been negligent and caused their accident. Many people worry they could lose their jobs or be bullied at work as a result of making a claim, whilst others are concerned that if their employer has to pay the cost of an injury claim it could put them out of business. There’s no need to be concerned about either of these things. Personal injury claims after workplace accidents are surprisingly common and there is legislation in place to protect you – so you won’t lose your job. There’s no need to lose sleep over what it will cost your employer either. By law, they must have liability insurance in place which will pay out in the event of a successful claim.

    How can you find out more?

    If you’d like to find out more about making a no-win, no-fee claim or see if you are eligible then you can get in touch with us by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our advisors are on hand offering confidential, no-obligation advice and we’ll be able to tell you if you are eligible to claim compensation.

    Date Published: 13th September 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.