Your work place should be a safe environment in which you can carry out your job. It does not matter whether you work in a school, an office, a factory, or even in the construction or engineering industry, your employer has a set of legal health and safety responsibilities to fulfil, If you have been injured because of their lack of care, then you may want to think about claiming after an accident at work in Chichester.
What sort of work place accidents do we deal with?
- Slips, trips and falls – this may be falls from scaffolding or ladders, slips on spillages or wet floors that have not been marked with a sign and trips over things such as trailing wires and cables.
- Accidents caused by improper training – such as lifting loads that are too heavy, or lifting and bending incorrectly
- Long term illnesses – such as asbestos related illnesses, repetitive strain injury, vibration injuries etc
- Accidents caused by a lack of safety wear or equipment – such as hard hats, goggles, high- vis jackets, safety boots, harnesses etc.
Claiming after an accident at work in Chichester
Your employer, by law should have liability insurance for situations such as this. They cannot dismiss or discipline anybody for making a legitimate claim against them, especially if the accident was their fault,
Your claim needs to be started within three years of the date of the accident, or three years from the date when it can be reasonably assumed that the injuries you sustained where a result of the accident. The onus is, unfortunately, on you to prove that the accident was their fault, so if you can provide the details of witnesses, CCTV or photos, your claim is more likely to be successful.
We will also need to see proof that you received medical treatment for your injuries, as making a claim without this can be very difficult.
Choose Accident Advice Helpline
With more than fifteen years of experience, Accident Advice Helpline are one of the UK’s leading personal injury firms. We tirelessly fight for justice for the victims of accidents, and are supported by the esteemed TV consumer rights champion Dame Esther Rantzen. All of our solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis and we ask for no payment up front or whilst your claim is being processed.
You can check how much your claim is worth by taking the 30-second test on our website, or speak to our advisers by phoning for free from a UK landline on 0800 689 0500, or if calling from a mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 28th August 2015
Author: David Brown