If you work in or around Hawes and you suffer an accident while at work, what are your rights? That’s the purpose of this article – we’ll look at some of the things you should consider and the best way to find a claims solicitor in Hawes who specialises in employment law.
Your employer’s obligations
All employers should understand the importance of health and safety. It is their obligation to ensure the environment they provide for their employees is as safe as comfortable as is possible within reason.
This includes assessing all the risks within the environment and taking steps to avoid them. What these risks are naturally depends on the specific nature of the business. A factory for example might face all sorts of different issues. There could be the danger of machines not being safely maintained while the environment itself could cause conditions that sneak up on people.
If you’re working in a loud environment for a long time industrial deafness can happen all too easily. To stop this, your employer should provide ear defenders or take other measures to prevent any condition arising. A job which involves many of the same actions repeated over and over again will also result in issues such as repetitive strain injury. Again the employer must take necessary measures to reduce the chances of this happening.
Many people are put off by the thought of claiming against their employer because they are worried about how this might affect their prospects later in their career. Well, you needn’t be worried. If you make a claim, your employer is not allowed to fire you just because you’re taking a claim out against the company or to take any other vindictive measures against you.
Finding a claims solicitor in Hawes
So there is nothing to stop you finding out about your entitlements to compensation at the very least.
What to do next?
The first thing to do is to get advice and you can do this by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Our phone line is open 24 hours a day and it’s free to call. You can speak to one of our representatives who will give you their honest opinion about what you’re entitled to claim for.
You do not have to go through with a claim at this stage and indeed there is no penalty for walking away and choosing another law firm. The important thing to remember is that you’re in control all the way through. However, if you do choose to use us we can find a solicitor in Hawes who will be perfectly suited to your case and who will also offer a very affordable option that we call no win no fee*.
No win no fee*
The other thing that worries people about making a claim is the thought of paying it. No claim can be guaranteed from the outset so it’s nice to know that you have a no win no fee* offer to fall back on if everything goes wrong.
So, to find a no win no fee* claims solicitor in Hawes, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also contact us through our website on www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown