It does not matter where you live, who employs you, what job you do, if you are famous or not, if you are injured in an accident at work caused through the negligence of your employer, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim, and using a compensation solicitor in Ashbourne at Accident Advice Helpline is the easiest way to go about this.
A compensation solicitor in Ashbourne and the employer’s responsibilities
Every employer has a legal responsibility to protect their employees while they are at work. Among other things, they should have a health and safety policy and make sure the staff know the details and implement its procedures. They have to ensure that every member of staff knows and understands the policy as hopefully this will help avoid accidents and injuries at work.
Reporting serious accidents to HSE
The employer should report serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who are responsible for ensuring that employers are compliant with health and safety regulations. The accidents the HSE considers serious enough to be reported are:
- Major injuries, broken arms, legs or loss of fingers or toes
- Dangerous incidents like the collapse of scaffolding or a wall
- People being overcome by fumes from gases or chemicals
- Any other injury that stops you doing your work for more than seven days
- Industrial illnesses or diseases
Recording all accidents
Employers need to record every accident in an accident book, no matter how trivial it may seem at the time. This is mainly for the employees, in case they need a detailed record at a later date of their accidents at work if they want to make a personal injury claim using a compensation solicitor in Ashbourne. It is also useful for the employers to see what accidents have taken place as they may be able to take further steps to prevent the same thing happening again.
The things to claim for
You may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim if you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault. Not just for the pain, suffering and trauma you will have endured, but a solicitor in Ashbourne will also claim for:
- Travel costs
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Any other extra expenses that have only been incurred because of the accident
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in dealing with workplace related personal injury claims. We have dealt with many thousands over the last sixteen years, and have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in getting a fair deal for you quickly and efficiently.
If you have had an accident at work, contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our friendly advisers to discuss your case and put your claim into motion. You can also contact us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. Or you could try the 30-second test on our website, which will let you know if your claim is valid and will give you an estimate of the amount you might receive.