If you have suffered a work-related injury in the last three years that was caused by your employer’s negligence or fault, you are entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering and any costs that resulted from your injury. Accident Advice Helpline were founded to help people just like you to receive justice and maximum compensation. Contact an injury claim in Lacock solicitor today to find out if you qualify for a claim. The call is free and all Accident Advice Helpline solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis.
What are work-related injuries?
Work-related injuries are often caused by inadequate training provided – or not provided at all, as the case may be – by employers who are legally obliged to provide their employees with training, not just on work procedures and equipment usage but also on health and safety matters that relate to an employee’s time at their employer’s premises.
Sometimes employers are negligent when it comes to maintaining electrical or mechanical equipment their workforce uses on a daily basis, and accidents occur as a result. More often than not, however, employees are simply not trained properly in how to use equipment or how to do their jobs without risking their health.
Repetitive work in particular can cause repetitive strain syndrome, which often affects wrists. In other cases, employees lose their hearing because no protection was provided in noisy work environments. Slips, trips and falls are also quite common, where workspaces were kept in an untidy fashion in direct violation of health and safety legislation.
Well-known cases in the past involved asbestos, for example, or coal miners suffering from respiratory problems after years of working in dusty environments without adequate ventilation or protection.
How do you know if you have a qualifying claim?
If you suffered a repetitive strain injury through inadequate work practices or insufficient training provided by your employer, you should first go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website, where a simple 30-second test will determine if your claim qualifies for compensation.
Will the work injury claim in Lacock solicitor ask for money upfront to pay legal fees?
No, Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm operating under the no win no fee* agreement, a system that replaced the old legal aid system for personal injury claims. Solicitors’ costs are typically paid later on by the other party, when your claim for compensation has been settled. At that point, your work injury claim in Lacock solicitor will forward a list of all costs you’ve incurred up to that point to the party responsible for your injury.
How much compensation will be paid for your work injury?
Accident Advice Helpline provide a free online compensation calculator on our website that will give you an indication how much you might receive if your case is successful. Call your local work injury claim in Lacock solicitor on 0800 689 0500 for free with more details for an accurate assessment of your claim.
Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: David Brown