If you are thinking about claiming after an accident at work in Barrow in Furness, you may be concerned about how it might affect the relationship between you and your employer if you decide to carry on working there. Accident Advice Helpline are there to help you overcome any difficulties that you may face when making a personal injury claim.
Your employer has a legal duty of care to safeguard workers, contractors and visitors to their premises. Their responsibilities include:
- Providing employees with the correct safety clothing and equipment. This may include hard hats, goggles, dust masks, ear defenders, knee protectors, harnesses, safety boots, gloves and hi vis jackets.
- Keeping the area in which people work clean, tidy and free from obstructions and potential hazards
- Provide workers with training, such as how to lift correctly
- Label hazardous materials as such, and store them correctly
- Maintain equipment and tools to a safe standard
If you can prove that your employer failed to do any of these and caused your accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. If you are worried about the repercussions of claiming against your employer, do not be. They should have employer liability insurance to protect themselves against situations like this, and by law they are not allowed to take any action against an employee who makes a claim against them.
Not only have you got the physical and the psychological scars to overcome, but you may also be put under a lot of financial strain. If you are hurt too badly to work, you may have to rely on statutory sick pay, which, let’s face it, is not enough to pay your mortgage and other living costs, not to mention the additional medical costs you may incur. When the accident was not your fault, why should you be left to deal with that?
Accident Advice Helpline can help
More than fifteen years ago we established ourselves as an honest and reputable personal injury claims company, and we are now one of the biggest law firms in the United Kingdom. We help customers to secure more than £30 million each year in compensation for accidents that were not their fault. Dame Esther Rantzen, the esteemed TV consumer rights personality has so much faith in our service that she has endorsed us since 2003. All of our solicitors operate on a no win, no fee basis so you can be reassured that there are no financial risks to yourself if you decide to proceed with the claim.
Get in touch today for advice in claiming after an accident at work in Barrow in Furness
Visit our website and take the 30-second online test, which will determine if you have the basis for a claim, and give you an idea of the payout you may receive.
Alternatively, phone our advisors on 0800 689 0500 for free on a UK landline, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile phone.
Remember, you only have three years to get a claim started so don’t delay, phone us today!
Date Published: 25th July 2015
Author: David Brown