Have you been hurt whilst at work? Have you thought whether you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation? If so, our team at Accident Advice Helpline can give you all the help you need.
Accidents at work
Every employer has a duty to provide a healthy and safe environment for all those who work there. This means keeping the working environment comfortable and minimising the risks employees face.
That will not, of course, be possible all the time, but as long as all reasonable precautions are taken then the employer is on safe ground. However, that is where things get complicated. How do you know if all reasonable precautions have been taken?
In some instances it could be relatively straightforward to spot what’s gone wrong. If an employer has failed to follow health and safety precautions then it will be obvious to spot. However, what about something less tangible?
Employers are obligated to take precautions against some of the simple things which can lead to ongoing issues. A factory worker, for example, might suffer from industrial deafness thanks to many years of being exposed to high noise levels within the workplace.
An office worker, might suffer repetitive strain injury from many years of typing away at the keyboard.
Both these issues can happen, but an employer can minimise the risks by taking certain precautions. For example ear defenders could mitigate against the risk of industrial deafness.
Any court will look closely – not just at what happened – but what measures the employer took to avoid them.
The best way to find out whether you should be making a claim is to contact one of our experts. We’ll offer you all the help you need to assess the validity of your claim and to plot a course forward.
All you need to do to take advantage of our help is to give our team a call. We’re on hand to provide any help and information you need. This could include advice on your chances of winning and the level of compensation you could be entitled to.
Compensation is generally calculated on the basis of a payment for the injury itself and any expenses incurred. For example, you might have been paying out for ongoing medical treatment in which case there will be a payment for medical bills.
You might also have been forced off work in which case there would be some compensation due on the basis of a loss of earnings.
Finding an expert injury solicitor in Moreton-in-Marsh
If we both agree that you should take your claim forward, we’ll provide you with an injury solicitor.
Although we do not have a local expert injury solicitor in Moreton-in-Marsh we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an expert injury solicitor in Moreton-in-Marsh look no further than our expert service.
So, to find an injury solicitor, why not come and talk to us. We’re here to help on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile?
Date Published: 11th December 2013
Author: David Brown