If you are a resident of Portobello, Birtley or Vigo, you may have mixed feelings about the “Angel of the North” located on a hill above these areas in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. However, it is a tourist attraction and brings visitors to the area. You may work in the Royal Ordinance Factory, Birtley, or perhaps in a heavy engineering factory in the area. If you have had an accident at work, and can prove, with the help of expert injury solicitors in Portobello Birtley, or ones based near to where you live, that it was not your fault, you may be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Accidents at work
If you have an accident at work, you should report it to the appropriate member of staff and they should record the details and the names and contact details of any witnesses in the accident book. The accident should then be reported (by your employer) to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). If you suspect that your accident and injury will go unreported, you can contact the HSE and report it yourself.
You should always seek medical attention for any injury, as some may seem slight at the time, but, if they go untreated, they could develop into major health issues.
Your employer should carry out a thorough risk assessment before any new work is undertaken, in order to minimize the risks of accident and injury. Failure to do this may result in personal injury compensation claims against the company as injury solicitors in Portobello Birtley or elsewhere, could prove that the employer had been negligent in his or her duty to protect the health and safety of the workforce.
Expert injury solicitors in Portobello Birtley
You may need the services of a firm of expert injury solicitors in Portobello Birtley, or ones based elsewhere in the UK if you are injured in an accident at work, and you want to file a personal injury compensation claim. If the accident in which you were injured occurred in the UK you generally have three years in which to file a claim. However, as there are some accidents and injuries for which you only have two years to claim, check with injury solicitors in Portobello Birtley, for example, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out exactly how much time you have to file your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice about any part of the claims process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time of day or night, every day of the year; our lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 17th February 2014