Victims of serious accidents in the workplace never know that, as they travel in to a normal day on the job, it could be the last time they’re ever going to be employed. Such is the tragedy of extreme work-related injury accidents.
Through no fault of their own people’s lives can be changed in an instant by a fall from faulty apparatus, a machine left unguarded which severs a hand or finger or lung damage from spilled chemicals.
Duty of care
Recent figures show that over 1 million accidents happen in British factories, commercial premises and offices every year. They never should of course because every employer has a duty of care to their employees to ensure that the work environment is obstacle free and a safe place for them to do their jobs. It is a sad fact that with all the safeguards and precautions in place under health and safety rules and regulations, accidents still happen.
When they do, Accident Advice Helpline is just a free-phone call away for those suffering injuries at work and we can start a claim against those responsible for causing you hurt, whether that is the employer, a careless workmate or a contracted employee from another company on site. In fact, your claim could be against any combination of these.
Expert legal mind
Compensation claims for injuries at work can be a minefield when it comes to employment law. Fortunately, among our 200-member team of personal injury lawyers up and down the country, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to select an expert legal mind used to dealing with such litigation. He or she is engaged on a no win no fee basis, so at the outset you won’t have to worry about expensive consultation fees.
Their work will be covered by a special insurance package which they’ll apply for on your behalf and of course with your consent. Therefore, should the claim fail, the legal fees and court costs will be covered. Of course, if you win, then the defending party pays for everything.
Accident Advice Helpline has a proud record in achieving awards for clients and the process starts by you answering a few simple questions in a 30-second test, either on the freephone line with one of our advisers or by using the accident compensation calculator on the website. We need to establish that the accident took place within the last three years, that you were not at fault and that medical treatment was administered straight after the accident.
We have been handling injury at work claims since we started back in 2000 and our company is regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. Accident Advice Helpline has an extra tour de force in our support framework – our patron, consumer champion and TV personality, Esther Rantzen.
Injuries at work
We know that when it comes to injuries at work, loss of income while you recover from your ordeal is a big stress factor, along with having to pay for things like prescription charges, private carers, special medical treatment and travel costs associated with your injuries. Just getting about by hire car or taxis can be expensive. This is why our solicitors for injuries at work compensation claims can also attempt reimbursement of these costs to you as a extra to the injury claim itself.
Date Published: 11th February 2013
Author: Louise Thacker