Hastings ‘No Win, No Fee’ Solicitors
When you go to work, you have the right under UK law to be safe as you do so. This law means that your employer must take any and all reasonable steps to ensure that as you go about your daily duties, you are safe. This responsibility is known as a duty of care.
As part of that, they must ensure that all equipment is safe and fit for purpose. Should they fail in their duty of care to you, then the same law which gives them their duty also protects you and means that Hastings no win no fee solicitors can seek compensation on your behalf.
Protecting Women and Men at Work
Whilst there are some job roles which carry very little chance of accident or incident, there are others for which the employee takes a risk knowing that their job is more dangerous. A role working within the army for example carries a higher risk than a road sweeper.
However, the law gives blanket protection, meaning that it doesn’t matter what your role involves, your employer has the same responsibility to your safety and in the event that they fail in their legal obligation, Hastings ‘no win, no fee’ practitioners can seek compensation for any injuries you suffer.
The obligation your employer has includes the maintenance and upkeep of all of the equipment you use as part of your working life, and for many people this includes ladders. You may use ladders as part of your work if you are a tradesperson, a surveyor or architect, or a window cleaner, and these are just a small number of the job roles which involve the use of ladders.
Whenever you use the ladders as part of your job role, you have the right under the laws above to expect that they will be in working order, fit for their purpose and safe for use, because if this is not the case and you were to suffer a fall as the result of being given poor quality ladders, you could make a claim for your injuries with Hastings ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors.
However high you need to climb, a fall from a set of ladders could be significant and serious. It could leave you with serious injuries and force you to take time away from work to recover from those injuries. You could suffer broken bones, lacerations and even serious head and spinal injuries as the result of a fall and if the fall was caused by substandard equipment or ladders, Hastings ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors don’t believe you should suffer unnecessarily.
Seeking Compensation with Hastings ‘No Win, No Fee’ Practitioners
A simple 30 second test with Accident Advice Helpline can quickly establish whether your claim is valid and thereafter we can ensure that your claim is processed quickly and efficiently, in turn ensuring that you and your family don’t suffer any more than you have already.
Date Published: 17th October 2014
Author: David Brown