Making an injury claim in Shirehampton
You may be able to launch an injury claim in Shirehampton if you’ve been injured in the workplace. The list of incidents and injuries you may be able to claim for is almost endless, but let’s consider a few of them: If you work in an office and a spillage on the floor is not cleared up or cordoned off in good time and you slip and fall after walking over it, you could be entitled to a pay-out if you do yourself a mischief. If you’re hurt in this way, make sure the incident is logged by your employer. You may also be able to launch a case if you trip and fall on broken or damaged flooring. Your employer will be negligent if it has failed to keep the environment in which you work safe.
Making an injury claim in Shirehampton for a health and safety breach
Your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe whilst you’re carrying out your duties. If they fail in their duty of care to you and you become injured as a result if their negligence, you could have an injury claim on your hands. If you receive an electric shock from bare wires or unsafe machinery, or are not provided with the safety equipment needed to do your job, your employer is acting irresponsibly. The UK has health and safety laws for a reason. If your employer chooses to cut corners in an effort to save money by flouting them, they should expect to pay the consequences if one of their staff members comes to harm as a result of their negligence.
Don’t worry, you’re protected
Many employees who have been injured in their workplace are reluctant to launch injury claims proceedings through fear of losing their job. If you’re in this position right now; don’t worry. It’s illegal for your employer to sack you for launching a personal injury case against them. If they do, you’ll be able to take them to an employment tribunal where you could stand the chance of winning more compensation on top of anything you might be awarded for your personal injury claim. The law is there to protect you and insists that employers have liability insurance with a minimum cover of £5,000,000, just in case they are sued for damages by an employee.
If you feel you may have a case and would like to speak with somebody in complete confidentiality about your situation, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You’ll be put through to an advisor who will be able to assess your case and see if the firm might be able to represent you on a 100% no win-no fee basis. It will help if you have as much information as possible about the incident that resulted in your injury when you call.
Date Published: 21st September 2013
Author: David Brown