As you may expect, some industries such as engineering, construction and manufacturing have a higher rate of accidents and injuries than others. We do not expect teachers, shop assistants or office workers to break limbs, hurt their backs, suffer severe head injuries or even be involved in a fatal accident whilst at work, but trust us, it really does happen. Accidents at work happen when we least expect them to, as we put our faith in our employers to keep us safe. They have the following safety guidelines to adhere to:
- Providing correct equipment to carry out a job, and make sure that this is maintained to a safe standard.
- Ensure furniture and fixings such as desks, shelves and filing cabinets are safe and stable.
- Provide correct training, for example in lifting and bending
- Provide appropriate work wear such as hard hats, goggles, high vis jackets, gloves etc
- Check that all hazardous materials and chemicals are correctly labelled and stored.
- Ensure that the work place is clear, tidy and free from clutter.
Of course, we cannot always blame our employer. People who are claiming after an accident at work in Buckinghamshire often cite irresponsible and negligent behaviour from their colleges as reasons for their accident. We each have a duty to care for our fellow employees, and if someone does something that causes an accident, you may have the basis to make a personal injury claim.
Claiming after an accident at work in Buckinghamshire
Seven in ten people do not think about claiming after an accident at work in Buckinghamshire. They think it is hard or complicated, that their accident or injuries were not quite severe enough to warrant making a claim, or that it is too expensive. We can banish those myths. It costs nothing to get a claim up and running with us, as all of our experienced personal injury lawyers work under a no win, no fee* agreement.
If you do not win, you will not be liable for any legal expenses. Obviously, the more severe your injuries, the more compensation you are likely to win, but if you have received medical treatment, you will be eligible no matter how serious. If you decide to use Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim, the process will be made as simple as possible. Most people only have to attend one assessment, and the rest of the claim is dealt with over the phone or by post.
Get in touch with us
Phone us for free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile. You can also get more information by visiting our website and taking our 30-second test.
Date Published: 5th August 2015
Author: David Brown