An accident at work can have a huge and devastating effect on your life. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may not be able to return to work for weeks, or even months.bSome people are injured so badly that they are unable to work again. If this sounds like you, you may be considering claiming after an accident at work in Chorley.
Many people do not understand their rights, and do not realise that if they are injured in accident at work that is not their fault, they may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we can give you all of the support and legal guidance that you need to make a successful claim. We do most of the hard work when claiming after an accident at work in Chorley, so you do not have to.
Workplaces can be dangerous places, especially in some industries such as factories or construction. The United Kingdom has some strict health and safety guidelines, which your employer should be following to protect you from accidents and illnesses. These include:
- Providing you with safety work wear and equipment, such as hard hats, harnesses, hi-vis jackets etc
- Making sure that the work place is clear from hazards such as wires and cables that can be tripped over, or unsteady furniture such as heavy filing cabinets which may topple over
- Providing training on how to use machinery and tools safely, and lifting and bending
- Regularly risk assessing things such as ladders, platforms, vehicles etc
Of course, accidents do happen, but if they happened as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you should be compensated for the pain and suffering you have endured. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in gathering all the necessary evidence to prove that you were not at fault. Remember, there is a time frame of just three years in which you can claim for an accident.
For advice on claiming after an accident at work in Chorley, get in touch
For a free consultation and further advice, get in touch with our team of no win, no fee advisers on 0800 689 0500, or if calling from a mobile phone 0333 500 0993. We operate on a no win, no fee basis so there are no financial risks to you. Call us at any time of the day or the night, as we offer a free and convenient call back service if we cannot take your call. You can also check if you can make a claim and how much it is worth by taking the simple 30-second test on our website.
Date Published: 1st September 2015
Author: David Brown