The likelihood of anyone suffering a Chorley accident at work is very slim. Chorley itself is a market town, located in the south of Lancashire in northern England. Some 34,600 people live there, and they work in all kinds of jobs and workplaces. Despite that, and despite the risks involved with some of the jobs that are done, accidents at work are very uncommon. This is mostly thanks to the dedication of employers in adhering to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, although of course, there is always a slim risk someone will be injured because their employer did not take all the care they should have done.
There is a chance that you have arrived on this page because you’ve been injured while at work and you are now wondering if this occurred because your employer did not do enough to prevent your accident from happening. No two incidents are identical, but it is possible to look for evidence that may potentially support a claim of negligence against your employer.
Do you have enough evidence to make such a claim?
Of all the elements involved in a work-based accident, this is perhaps one of the most important of all. Identifying the reason why the accident happened is vital. Were you untrained for the role you were asked to do? Did you request safety equipment but were not given it, or were given equipment that was not fit for purpose?
Were the surroundings you were working in safe to be in, or were there risks that should have been noted and resolved prior to you doing your work? Did your employer fail to complete a risk assessment, for example, or fail to put into action the recommendations made in the assessment? These are just a few issues that could potentially arise, and which may make it harder to consider whether you could make a claim. Some situations obviously indicate that negligence was present, and was the reason why the accident happened. In other cases, it may not always be as easy to tell without getting some legal advice from an expert.
Ask us today for no-obligation advice about your Chorley accident at work
Have you had a Chorley accident at work within the past three years? If you have, it is worth giving our team a ring so you can see whether there is an opportunity to make a no-win, no-fee claim to seek compensation. You simply cannot tell for certain until you have spoken to someone with experience in handling and assessing such claims, which is why it is of paramount importance to do so.
This is easy, however, because you need only call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get some answers today. You could also call 0333 500 0993 via your mobile, or try the online test we have created especially for you. With just 30 seconds required to complete it, you are nearer to those all-important answers than you may think.