We all expect our workplaces to be safe, but it’s surprising how many accidents happen every year in offices and factories around the country. Often it’s just a mistake that could have occurred at any time, but occasionally there was something the employer could have done to prevent it. Here, we’ll look at how you can find a personal injury lawyer who can help you with an employment compensation claim.
Injuries at work
It can be difficult to make a claim against an employer, particularly if you’re still working at the business. People are often worried about how they will be treated or if they can go back to work for the same company having claimed for compensation against them.
Well, let’s put your mind at rest. It is illegal for any company to dismiss or discriminate against any employee just because they have claimed for an injury against them. If that happens, you will have cause for complaint.
An employer’s obligations
Another difficulty is identifying whether an accident was an employer’s fault. By law, they will have to assess the risks within the office and take all reasonable measures to minimise the chances of anything happening. They will also have to take out employers’ liability insurance to guard against anything that might happen to their employees at work.
They should look out for many different things. Some will be fairly obvious, such as things being left in corridors or large objects being fixed safely. If it’s an industrial environment, any machinery will have to be well maintained. However, what often goes unnoticed are long-term conditions that can arise. If you’ve been working in a loud environment for years, for example, you might well develop hearing loss over time.
If that happens, there is a chance that you could claim against your employer if they failed to take adequate measures to safeguard against this happening. Some of the things they could have done include introducing muffling modifications to machinery to keep them quiet, or reducing the number of hours people spend in the environment. Equipment such as ear defenders would also be crucial. If these were missed, then there is a chance that they could be deemed responsible for your condition.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bilbrough Streeton?
Because this is a complicated area of law, you will need the services of an expert to tell you what your rights are. Try calling Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll take a look at your situation and tell you whether, in our opinion, you have a valid argument for a claim against your employer. If we think that you have a good case, then we’ll move onto appointing a personal injury lawyer who can take your claim forward.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bilbrough Streeton working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Bilbrough Streeton or anyway make us your first point of call.
To find out more about how we can help you find a personal injury lawyer, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown