Every county in the UK is divided into a series of government districts. Each one is responsible for a set area within that county. For example, East Hampshire covers the eastern part of Hampshire, and has a population of around 118,000 people. If you live in the area, you may realise that only a tiny number of locals have ever been through the experience of having an East Hampshire accident at work. You may be one of them. When you’re in this position, it can be hard to know who to turn to, and what to ask.
The good news is that there are people who can help. Speaking to someone who is experienced in handling all aspects of personal injury claims is a good move in the right direction. You can learn whether your accident was due to negligence on the part of a third party, perhaps your employer, for example. Once that is determined, it becomes easier to know whether a claim could go ahead and be made in your name. Having support at a time when you need it most is vital.
Staying safe while you are at work
Everyone has a legal right to be able to work in complete safety. Employers should always risk-assess the jobs people must do, to spot any potential hazards those jobs might entail. When those hazards are seen and noted, steps should always be taken to ensure they could be minimised and that employees can work with as minimal risk to them as possible.
Steps such as providing personal protective equipment, in-depth training, refresher training, and providing safe equipment to help employees do their work are all necessary to work towards this aim. The health and safety rules can sometimes seem too complex, but they are created for good reasons. Moreover, many people have escaped serious – and even minor – injury at work, purely because those laws are in place. When injuries do occur, the majority are minor. However, even the mildest injuries can create problems in the short term. You may know this first-hand if you have gone through something similar very recently.
Have you recently experienced an East Hampshire accident at work?
If so, you are already in the best place to learn whether you could claim something in compensation because of what you went through. It can be difficult to go through such an experience, and being able to get the support of a personal injury lawyer can make it all much easier to cope with.
If you give the team at Accident Advice Helpline a ring, you can find out whether your East Hampshire accident at work may lead to a possible compensation claim. Learn more about no-win, no-fee claims, how they work, and how they mean you are safe from any solicitors’ fees if you were to lose. Call now on 0800 689 0500, or use your mobile to call our team on 0333 500 0993 instead if you prefer.
Date Published: 27th July 2017
Author: Rob Steen