Injury lawyer in Millom
Millom is a town on the estuary of the River Duddon in the southwest of Cumbria. The name is Cumbrian Dialect for “At the mills”. Millom new town takes its name from the area of land between the rivers Esk & Duddon and the Irish Sea and started in 1866 and subsumed the village of Holborn Hill. The name Millom was in use prior to the Norman Conquest for the lands known as Millom and the name is, therefore like Haverigg, et al., of Norse origin.
A severe finger injury can be life changing and you may need an injury lawyer in Millom
Severe finger injuries are often reported in the media, many of them happening in the workplace because of a lack of health and safety practices.
It could be your employer’s fault that you need to use a finger injury lawyer in Millom
Your employer has a legal duty to protect his staff, and tell them about health and safety procedures at work. This can be done directly to you, or through a member of staff that is the health and safety representative. Giving each employee a written copy of the health and safety policy of the employer quite often does it. This is just one of the duties he could fail in, which would mean if your finger was damaged in an accident at work, his negligence would make him liable for a personal injury compensation claim.
Reporting accidents to HSE
The employer should report serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and if you are involved in the accident and you suspect they have not reported it, you should do so yourself. It may not be necessary to report a finger injury, but the accidents that should be reported are:
- Major injuries, broken arms, legs loss of fingers
- Dangerous incidents like the collapse of scaffolding or a wall
- People being overcome by fumes from gasses or chemicals
- Any other injury that stops you doing your work for more than three days
- Industrial illness or disease
Recording accidents in the workplace
Every employer should keep an accident book to record all accidents, no matter how minor they may be. The purpose of this is mainly for the employees, in case they need a detailed record at a later date of their accidents at work, but it is also useful for the employers to see what accidents have taken place as they may be able to take further steps to prevent the same thing happening again. Using a finger injury lawyer in Millom should be recorded in the accident book.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are experts in dealing with workplace related injury claims, we have dealt with many thousands over the last thirteen years, and have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in getting a fair deal for you quickly and efficiently.
If you have had an accident at work, contact us on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly advisors to discuss your case and put your claim into motion. Or you could try the 30-second test on our website. This will give you some insight into what your expectations should be.
Date Published: 7th October 2013
Author: David Brown