Accidents in the workplace are more common than you might imagine. According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive, UK businesses lost 28.2 million working days in 2013/14 because of work-related illnesses and injuries. While this figure points to a steady decline in the number of work-related accidents compared to the previous year, an unacceptable number of workers are still suffering as a result of preventable accidents at work.
If you happen to be one of the unlucky workers who have their health and safety ignored at work in Vale of White Horse, you may be able to sue your employer. To take action against your employer, you will need to contact the team here at Accident Advice Helpline within three years of the date of your accident. Whether your claim is large or small, straightforward or complex, our experienced team of trained claims advisors and skilled personal injury solicitors will be able to provide you with expert assistance on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How does the claims process work?
When we make your claim for compensation, we will follow the ground rules set out by the court. These rules provide us with the best possible chance of settling your Vale of White Horse accident at work claim through amicable out-of-court negotiations.
Health and safety ignored at work in Vale of White Horse
No two Vale of White Horse accident at work claims are the same and much depends on your medical evidence and prognosis for recovery. There are, however, some guidelines for compensation, published by the Judicial Studies Board, which we will use when calculating the value of your claim. We will also take into account the amount your accident has cost you in monetary terms. This will mean adding up all your out-of-pocket payments such as your lost earnings, travel expenses and medical bills.
On top of this, if we decide that your injury has had a detrimental effect upon your ability to live your life to the full, we will arrange for you to receive compensation for this. For instance, if your Vale of White Horse accident at work has left you unable to enjoy your favourite sports, we will help you to claim compensation for your loss of enjoyment of life.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: Jan Newell