Accident Advice Helpline can provide a number of personal injury claim packages that vary according to the type of accident that you have suffered, the sort of injury that you have sustained and the type of organisation or individual that you are claiming from. The injury claims solicitors in Glenrothes with Accident Advice Helpline has a particularly varied caseload to deal with. Here are a few examples of the type of work that they are engaged in..
Injury claims solicitors in Glenrothes – public sector claims
The public sector is a major employer in the Glenrothes area and a large proportion of the population work for:
- Police forces
- Fire service
- Ambulance service
The public sector generally has a good health and safety record – but that does not mean that accidents can’t happen. Nurses, police officers, refuse collectors and care workers are particularly likely to suffer a manual handling injury. This is an injury that has been caused by a lifting or handling procedure. If you have been hurt whilst lifting something at work this should not just be viewed as bad luck. You should consider whether something could or should have been done to prevent the injury.
This may have included the use of appropriate hoists, lifts or trolleys. The lift should have been assessed and planned beforehand. If you feel that this was not the case, then you may be able to make a claim. The experts at Accident Advice Helpline deal with this sort of claim every day and will be able to advise you further. Even if the injury occurred a while ago, it is always worth giving them a call as you have up to three years to make a claim.
Injury claims solicitors in Glenrothes – manufacturing claims
Manufacturing is basically making or assembling things that can be sold. All the goods that we use in our homes such as cookers, furniture, washing machines and computers have to be made somewhere. Manufacturing frequently involves machinery and the movement of people and goods around a work area. This presents the potential for accidents. Workers can become hurt if things fly out of machinery and hit them or if a part of their body becomes trapped in inadequately guarded machinery. Vehicles such as fork-lift trucks can collide with people or with other structures. Workers can slip, trip or fall as they are moving around. This is a particular hazard if the floor is cluttered or contaminated by a slippery substance.
An injury claims solicitors in Glenrothes may be started if an employer has not introduced safe systems of work to ensure that the safety of employees is protected. This involves risk assessing all the tasks and identifying the potential hazards. Systems are then put in place in order to remove or minimise the risks. Adequate training and supervision are crucial elements of a safe system of work and help to prevent injury claims. One-off training is rarely sufficient. Training needs to be refreshed or topped up and re-training is needed when new equipment or procedures are introduced into the work place.