The rules of Health and Safety in the workplace have expanded to cover all manner of things in recent years. Whilst it may seem to some that it’s gone a little too far, the fact remains that these rules are put in place to protect employees from harm. If an employer falls behind on their Health and Safety obligations for any reason, accidents may occur. The victims of these accidents may be entitled to claim compensation.
Making your injury claim
As a general rule, injury claims for workplace accidents are only eligible to receive compensation if they have taken place in the last three years and someone else was to blame. In terms of the law, employers are required to provide full safety training to all staff, carry out regular risk assessments and ensure all equipment and machinery is unbroken and in full working order. They’re also responsible for keeping the work area free from hazards.
If your employer falls behind on Health and Safety and you have an accident as a result, your compensation case will be stronger.
AAH and your injury lawyer in Brentwood
Accident Advice Helpline helps accident victims with any number of issues. Our clients claim compensation for a plethora of accidents, including whiplash, industrial deafness, repetitive strain injury, asbestosis, back, head and neck injuries and much more.
We have some 200 legal partners working with us on these cases. This extensive network, plus some 13 years of experience in the field, means we are perfectly placed to help you find an injury lawyer and make a successful claim for compensation.
Don’t worry about expensive legal costs.; all our lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Successful claims may be subject to a referral fee.
You needn’t feel stressed about meetings and appointments with lawyers or court dates either; most of our claims can be handled over the telephone and it’s unlikely your injury lawyer in Brentwood will actually require you to appear in court. You may need to attend one appointment with a doctor for a medical assessment, but that’s about it.
Your compensation award will be comprised of a number of payments; a lump sum for the injury itself, plus additional money to cover any expenses you incurred as a direct result of your injury. Costs may include medical expenses, childcare, travel costs or earnings lost during the time you were unable to work.
Don’t use just any old injury lawyer in Brentwood call AAH today on 0800 689 0500 to get started.