Being involved in any kind of accident is traumatic, but accidents at work can be more so than others. Many people fear that an accident at work will affect their employment or that making a claim will reduce their favour with their boss.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in helping people get the compensation that they are legally entitled to. Our expert claims advisors can help you to discover your eligibility for making a claim and inform you on the next steps. This will fill you with confidence and help you to make the right choice. We have worked on many accident at work in Troedyrhiw cases in the last five years and we can do the same for you.
Troedyrhiw – A small village with notable people
Troedyrhiw, also spelt Troed-y-rhiw, is a small village in Glamorgan, South Wales. It has proud sporting roots having produced a number of footballers of the years who have made it to the top flight and international football for Wales, including Charlie Jones and Willie Davis. Famous actor Steve Spiers was also born in Troedyrhiw.
Accidents at work in Troedyrhiw
Troedyrhiw has a vibrant retail sector and a strong agriculture sector. If you have had an accident at work in Troedyrhiw, then there’s a good chance it was a slip, trip or fall, as these are the most common accidents in Troedyrhiw. The second most common accidents are those related to the use of plant equipment and machinery, particularly in agriculture.
Making a claim for an accident at work in Troedyrhiw
Many people are put off of making a claim for a workplace accident, often fearing for their job if they were to do so. The law is very clear with this – it isn’t legal for an employer to punish an employee for making a claim for compensation. They are simply not allowed. This includes a reduction in hours linked to your claim or being let go, among other things. So if you are reluctant to make a claim because of this, rest assured that the law will protect you.
With that out of the way, there’s the issue of a time limit. You have 3 years from the date your injury became clear to make a claim against your employer. This can only be extended if you have been treated under The Mental Health Act 1983. If you were a minor at the time in part time employment or on work experience, then you can make a claim within 3 years from the date of your 18th birthday, or somebody can make a claim for you before that time.
Find out more today
To make a claim or to find out more about your accident at work in Troedyrhiw, call our 24/7 Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from your mobile 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th May 2014
Author: David Brown