If you’ve been injured by a falling object and you want help hiring a lawyer in Shepway, you should consider using the no win no fee services that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline. We have extensive experience in dealing with all sorts of accidents and injuries including injuries caused by falling objects, whether the accident takes place at work or a non-work environment.
An employer’s duty of care
In the workplace all employers have a duty of care to protect their workforce, whether it’s against being hit by falling objects, being injured by any of the machinery an employee may have to operate, being struck by an on-site vehicle, or some other cause.
All employers should carry out risk assessments, incorporate the C.O.S.H.H. protocols to manage any hazardous substances that are used, and issue any appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that may be appropriate.
There are a number of ways in which you can be hurt by a falling object. These include:
- Being struck by an object that has fallen off a shelf
- Being struck by an object which has been expelled from machinery
- Being struck by falling masonry on a construction site
The most hazardous environments to work in, in terms of being struck by falling objects, are warehouses and construction sites. However, these types of accidents can occur when and wherever anything is stored or positioned above head height.
The standard type of PPE that is issued to minimise the risk of injury from falling objects is a safety helmet. However, this will not prevent damage to the shoulders, or the neck and other parts of the body if the falling object is particularly heavy.
Useful help hiring a lawyer in Shepway
If you need help hiring a lawyer in Shepway, then remember to do just one thing. Make sure that the solicitors you choose processes all claims on a no win no fee basis. The next most important things is to find an injury claim solicitor you feel you can trust your claim to, and who has good in-depth of experience regarding the type of injury you sustained.
If your chosen solicitor also offers a 30-second online test, as we do here at Accident Advice Helpline, that will be a bonus.
Another piece of useful advice regarding hiring a solicitor is to ensure they offer a good customer support service. The service we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline is arguably the best in the claims industry.
To reach the Accident Advice Helpline customer support service
The best way of contacting Accident Advice Helpline customer support is via the national helpline service we provide. Depending on whether you will be calling from a landline or mobile, the numbers to ring are:
- 0800 689 0500 if you’re using a landline
- 0333 500 0993 if you’re using a mobile
Although there is a 3-year statute on the majority of personal injury claims, we always recommend that potential claimants should register their claims at the earliest opportunity. That being the case, why not call us today and set the wheels in motion?
Date Published: 9th October 2015
Author: David Brown