Drinking at work is frowned upon these days, quite rightly. Although alcohol consumption is still tolerated in some jobs, there are certain vocations where having even a wee dram close to the time you’re due to clock on is considered an absolute no-no. In most cases, this is due to the fact that people’s lives could be put at risk if some workers were a little the worse for wear for having taken a drink. If you were to be injured as a result of the actions of a tipsy worker, it’s likely the individual concerned would face severe disciplinary action, if not criminal charges. Separately to this, you might be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Talk to us today if you do need help with a workplace accident in Newtown.
Alcohol at work and help with a workplace accident in Newtown
Imagine that you were making your way home from work one evening on the train. You’re tired, so decide to take a bus to your home when you arrive at your destination railway station, with no thoughts that doing so could result in circumstances where you might be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
After alighting your train, you make your way to the bus stop outside the station. The bus you need to catch is already waiting at the stop with its doors closed while the driver readies himself, presumably having just clocked on for an evening shift. As you board to buy a ticket, you think to yourself that the driver doesn’t seem quite with it, but as you’ve had a long day, don’t dwell on the issue. This turns out to be something of a mistake.
No sooner has the bus left the stop outside the station, the driver manages to mount the curb and crash into a lamppost. This leaves you with nasty whiplash injury, despite that fact that the bus wasn’t going that fast. It later transpires that the driver had enjoyed a bottle of wine with his lunch and was still way over the limit.
Touch base with Accident Advice Helpline
Under these circumstances, you might be able to seek a personal injury compensation pay-out from the bus operator. The bus firm would have had a responsibility to make sure that its drivers were not ferrying you about the place while three sheets to the wind. Perhaps a colleague has caused an accident where you work and you need help with a workplace accident in Newtown. To find out if you might be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Get in touch if you need help with a workplace accident in Newtown.
Date Published: 23rd March 2015
Author: David Brown