Accidents at work
You may already be well aware that a compensation solicitor in Hetton can help you make a claim for personal injury if you have suffered an accident at work.
You may not be aware that you can potentially also make a claim even if you think the accident happened as a result of your own carelessness.
The best way to find out if you can make a claim is to speak directly to our solicitor in Hetton for more information on your specific case. Alternatively you can take our 30 second test which will test your eligibility to make a claim and you can contact us afterwards for more information.
Many workers have contacted our compensation solicitor in Hetton believing that they would not be able to make a claim for compensation after they have been injured at work. This is because they feel that although they were warned of the dangers related to a particular task, they made a mistake and this resulted in their injuries.
The simple fact of the matter is that the simple warning of a potential hazard, or the providing of training, does not absolve your employer of responsibility should an accident occur. An experienced compensation solicitor in Hetton such as that at Accident Advice Helpline will know that the law is more complicated than this and may be able to help you make a claim.
For example, we recently helped a worker make a claim for compensation after they were injured on site. Our client was a factory worker who worked in an environment where there was often a slippy floor area. His employer had advised him of this and told him to be careful when operating in this area. One day our client forgot to tread carefully when in the area, and could not pay as much attention to the wet surface as he was carrying boxes at the time. As a result he fell and severely damaged his back.
He originally felt that he could not make a claim as he had been warned; however, our solicitor in Hetton was able to argue that the employer should have done more to remove the risk rather than just advising our client that the risk existed. Suitable floor matting could have been provided to make the area safer.
As a result of the actions of our solicitor in Hetton our client was awarded compensation and his employer admitted liability. We were able to settle the claim outside of court which was a huge relief to our client.
Finding the right compensation solicitor in Hetton
Finding the right compensation solicitor in Hetton to help you with your claim is vitally important. You need to feel that you are not only getting the best advice and support possible within the industry, but you have someone on your side that you can trust and rely on.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we feel that you will find that with any of our solicitors – contact us today to find out more.
Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown