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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

    East Hertfordshire Accident Claim Solicitors


    Common causes of accidents at work

    While we all like to think that we will be safe while we are at work, this is not always the case. Even the most mundane of work environments can be potentially hazardous, so there is never an opportunity to say “Oh, I am safe, I only work in an office.”

    In fact, office environments can be amongst the most dangerous to work of all due to the relaxed attitude often taken towards health and safety purely because such environments are not viewed as being particularly dangerous.

    We decided to ask our East Hertfordshire accident claim solicitors to give us some of the most common causes they say for accidents that have occurred within the work place. The most common mentioned were:

    • Slips
    • Trips
    • Falls
    • Poor maintenance of the grounds (both internal and external)
    • Lack of training
    • Staff shortages
    • Faulty equipment
    • Failure to provide personal protection equipment
    • Poor hygiene or housekeeping

    No matter what the cause for your accident, if you think it could have and should have been prevented, and ultimately was someone else’s fault, then the East Hertfordshire accident claim solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.

    Establishing Liability

    One of the things that our East Hertfordshire accident claim solicitors will need to do when they take on your claim is to establish who is likely to be liable for the accident occurring. They will then make a claim for compensation on your behalf against this person, or their insurance provider, depending on the situation.

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    If you have been injured at work the vast majority of the time liability lies with your employer. This is because ultimately they have responsibility for your health, safety and well being whilst you are at work or on work premises. If you are injured in such situations it is often because something has gone wrong and your employer has failed in their duty of care to ensure your safety.

    It will be the role of our East Hertfordshire accident claim solicitors to establish what that “something “ is. They will then use the law to demonstrate why liability lies with your employer, and what should have been done to prevent an accident occurring.

    Establishing compensation amounts

    Once it is clear that your employer is liable for your accident and responsibility has been admitted your East Hertfordshire accident claim solicitors will work on establishing how much compensation you are likely to be entitled to.

    One of the easiest ways to find out for yourself how much this could be is to take our 30 second test. This will give you a good indication, however, factors affect the amount you could be entitled to so you are wise to speak to your East Hertfordshire accident claim solicitors as your case progresses to remain up to date with what you could be awarded.

    Date Published: 13th October 2014

    Author: David Brown

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