Accidents at work are extremely common and they can happen in any type of workplace. Whilst most only cause minor injuries, some can be severe, resulting in debilitating injuries that lead to substantial financial losses.
If you have been unlucky enough to suffer an injury caused by an accident at work in Devon, we may be able to help you. At Accident Advice Helpline, we can ease the pressure on your finances by advising you on your right to receive compensation and, if you do have a claim, by providing you with 100% ‘no win, no fee’ legal representation.
Your right to receive Devon accident at work compensation
Under the law of England and Wales, your employer has a duty to protect you from injury while you are at work. This means that if you sustained your injury as a result of any of the following, you will have a legal right to receive compensation:
• You had not received adequate training, supervision or instruction;
• You had been provided with unsuitable or defective equipment;
• You had not been supplied with appropriate personal protective equipment;
• Your employer had not implemented a safe system of work; or
• Your employer had not implemented a suitable system of inspection
Sometimes, a Devon accident at work can result not from the actions or inactions of your employer, but from those of a careless work colleague. If this was the case, you should still be able to claim compensation from your employer.
Talk to the Devon accident at work experts
If you decide to claim compensation for your accident at work, you will have a maximum of three years, starting from the date of your accident, in which to make your claim. Three years might seem like a long time, but you should not delay. The longer you leave it, the more difficult it will be for us to prove your Devon accident at work claim, so the sooner you contact us, the better.
To receive immediate, confidential and free legal advice from our team, please contact our trained claims advisers on our Freephone helpline: 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or provide us with your details via our 30-second test. When you get in touch with us, we will assess your claim and tell you whether you are eligible to receive compensation. As a reputable law form, we always put ethics before profit and this means that we will only agree to take on your claim if we feel you have a reasonable chance of winning compensation.