The town of Eastleigh in Hampshire lies mid-way between Winchester and Southampton. The town initially grew with the arrival of the railway, and today it’s home to a number of head offices for UK retailers and a major manufacturing plant. Wherever you’re employed in Eastleigh, there’s the potential for you to be injured in an accident at work. Whether you work in retail, in a factory or in some other industry, claiming Eastleigh accident at work compensation is possible if you’ve been injured due to your employer’s negligence.
How has your employer been negligent?
It’s not always clear what is classed as employer negligence, so we thought we’d give you a few examples. Accident Advice Helpline has been handling Eastleigh accident at work compensation claims since 2000, and during that time we have seen many different types of accidents and injuries. Here are a few examples of employer negligence:
- Failing to provide staff with training to carry out their jobs safely
- Not fixing faulty machinery or equipment
- Not adhering to health and safety regulations (such as the Work at Height Regulations)
- Not giving staff proper rest breaks
- Insisting staff carry out jobs they are not trained or qualified to do – such as driving a forklift truck
- Not carrying out risk assessments
If you’ve been injured as a result of employer negligence, you could consider reporting your company to the Health and Safety Executive, and they may carry out their own investigations. You could also get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, to see if you could claim compensation for your accident.
How much compensation will you receive?
We’d love to be able to tell you right now how much Eastleigh accident at work compensation you could receive, but there is no magic figure that suit everyone. Instead, we assess every claim on an individual basis using our experience in the industry to work out your personal injury settlement. We’ll take into account the extent of your injuries, any loss of earnings you have suffered and any other factors that are relevant.
For an idea of how much compensation you could receive, you can take the 30-second test on our website, or give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim. Our expert advisors are waiting to hear from you and ready to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so get in touch with us today.
Date Published: 8th September 2014
Author: David Brown