When looking for an expert law firm in Ribble Valley, you’ll need to fine-tune your search criteria to be more specific, to include an actual town name. The Ribble Valley is the name given to an administrative area created by the government. It includes the towns of Clitheroe, Longridge, Ribchester, and Whalley. The area, much of which lies with the Forest of Bowland, is the largest in Lancashire, but despite this, it has a lower population than any other. It is also an area of outstanding natural beauty; one which attracts many tourists.
Many people in Ribble Valley work from home
Most economic activity here in the Ribble Valley takes place within the private sector; in fact there is a high proportion of people who work from home, courtesy of the Internet. This brings a new set of circumstances to the injury in the workplace concept, because in this instance, the home is the workplace, and so a workplace injury, is in effect, the same as an injury in the home.
The duty of care of the self employed
When we talk about the duty of care of any employer, a self-employed person employs themselves so to speak, and therefore has a duty of care to themselves. It means that the normal concept of blaming an employer for an injury is no longer relevant, because logically speaking, you would end up suing yourself for an injury, which of course makes no sense at all.
Using an expert law firm in Ribble Valley to claim justifiable compensation for an injury in the home/workplace
If however you were injured because of a faulty product, (for example, a new office chair you had purchased, collapsing and causing an injury), or faulty workmanship, (for example falling over and injuring yourself because of a loose carpet or an uneven floorboard which had just been laid), then you would have cause to raise a personal injury claim. If you lived and worked in the Ribble Valley district, you might then decide to use an expert law firm in Ribble Valley – in Clitheroe for example.
Getting your free compensation valuation
Accident Advice Helpline regularly helps self-employed people across the UK to claim compensation for injuries they’ve sustained in their workplace at home. If you’d like to avail yourself of our expertise in this area, you can start by using the HOW MUCH calculator on our website, to evaluate how much compensation you could expect to be awarded. It will only take 30 seconds of your time to answer 4 simple questions and get your free estimate.
Using AAHs no win no fee* service
The no win no fee* service, and comprehensive customer support that we offer here at AAH, come highly recommended by people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. For our clients convenience, we provide a toll free helpline. To chat to one of our experienced advisers, call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 30th July 2014