Making Ashford no-win, no-fee* compensation claims for injuries at work
Most of us like to think that we work in safe environments. For the most part that is probably the case, on the surface. However, just because an environment is not obviously dangerous does not automatically mean that it is safe.
If you work in an office then you are unlikely to be injured as a result of dangerous machinery – however, you could be at risk of this if you work on a construction site. That does not mean to say that people who work in office environments are not at risk of injury.
Regardless of where you work if you have been injured in the work place and during the performance of your work based duties then you could be legally entitled to make an Ashford no-win, no-fee* compensation claim.
Types of compensation claims
There are many different reasons why people decide to make an Ashford no-win, no-fee* compensation claim.
Going back to the construction site example, if you have been injured on a construction site then by the very nature of the environment there is a good chance that you are going to be seriously injured. With large moving vehicles, you may be run over or suffer crush injuries. You could fall from height, or be injured as a result of a dangerous piece of equipment or machinery. Items may be falling from heights above you and cause injury as a result.
In such situations, it may be possible to make a compensation claim – especially if the accident in question was ultimately someone else’s fault. For example, while you cannot necessarily hold another colleague responsible for dropping something which causes you injury, you could hold your boss responsible if your injury is caused because you have not been provided with personal protection equipment. In such an incident then a compensation claim would be made against your employer.
The same is true if you are injured in an office environment. If the building you are working in is not well maintained and you find that you trip over a lost bit of carpet, or fall down the stairs because the hand rail has not been secured, then a compensation claim could be made. Our Accident Advice Helpline solicitors will be able to determine against whom the claim could be made – for example, your employer or the manager and owner of the building in which you work.
Speak to us today
To find out if you could be entitled to make an Ashford no-win, no-fee* compensation claim please contact us directly at Accident Advice Helpline. Not only do we have a helpline you can call, but you can also take our online 30-second test.