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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation Claim in Portobello Birtley

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Portobello Birtley

    How to Reduce Risks in the Construction Environment

    The construction environment is one of the most likely places for accidents and injuries to occur, and as such it is important to try and reduce risks wherever possible. It is important to not only be aware of your own safety, but also the safety of those around you. Your employer has a duty to ensure the construction environment is as hazard-free as possible and there are some methods which can be used to reduce potential risks.

    Correct Training

    Workers should receive the right amount of training so that they can deal with any potential hazards in a safe way. If you have any doubts about your ability to carry out tasks safely, you should request to have some formal training put into place. Training should be ongoing and up-to-date to deal with new equipment and procedures.

    If you are asked to undertake a task for which you don’t feel you have had adequate training, you should refuse to do it. If you have an accident in the construction environment and you haven’t received proper training, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Portobello Birtley.

    Identify Risks

    If you discover any potential risks to your health or safety, you should immediately alert your employer to these. This is important for your own safety and the safety of your colleagues. If you identify risks and your employer does not take steps to rectify the situation, they will be liable for any injuries which result. If you end up in accident as a result of this, you can make a compensation claim in Portobello Birtley.

    Proper PPE

    You should always be supplied with the correct personal protection equipment to carry out your job safely. Your employer should do this from the offset and not wait until an accident has occurred. It is extremely dangerous to undertake a task when you don’t have the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and you should not put your life at risk in any shape or form. An accident and injury which is the result of incorrect PPE is liable for a compensation claim in Portobello Birtley. It can potentially cost the company thousands to put workers at risk in this manner, which is why it is to their own benefit to do this.

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    Accident Advice Helpline offer advice and support relating to accidents in the construction environment. Our team of in-house solicitors have substantial experience in this area and can give you the best possible chance of a successful compensation claim. You can call the advice line at any time of the day and there will always be someone waiting to take your call. We also offer a no win no fee* obligation, which means you will never have to pay out any of your own money. Find out more about how we can help you today using the freephone number or online 30-second claim form.

    For your claim in Portobello Birtley, call us today on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: 30th July 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.