Pocklington is a small market town situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire. A 15th-century tower of All Saints church dominates the town’s skyline. The town’s architecture is a mixture of quaint old houses and modern buildings, and the town has several unusual street names reflecting its history from the Iron Age onwards.
Using an injury lawyer in Pocklington
Falls at work are one of the most common reported injuries. Serious injuries have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who regulate and monitor the health and safety regulations. Over the last 20 years, they have tightened up on the regulations dramatically, particularly in industries such as construction where falls account for many deaths and serious injuries every year. The victims of these accidents, providing it was not their own fault, are entitled to make a claim using an injury lawyer in Pocklington.
The duties of employers
An employer has several legal duties towards their employees:
- They have to protect the health and safety of all employees and anyone else affected by the work, or visitors to their business; and
- Most employers have to have employers’ liability insurance with a minimum cover of £5 million (although most companies start at £10 million).
Most employers have employers’ liability insurance. There are a few exceptions, such as government bodies, health authorities and transport executives, but although they are exempt from the legal requirement they are not exempt from paying compensation for work-related injuries — it just has to come from their own funds.
The HSE also monitor employers’ liability insurance to ensure that employers who are required to have this cover have got it in place. The fines and penalties for not buying this insurance start at £2,500 per day for the uninsured period.
If you need to use an injury lawyer in Pocklington, you need to contact Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are the law firm you need. Our in-house solicitors have an amazing amount of experience in such matters and will take out all the complexity involved in a personal injury claim, making sure it runs as smoothly as possible in as short a time as possible to get you the best deal possible.
Insurance companies have their own legal teams to deal with the huge amount of personal injury claims they receive, and our injury lawyer in Pocklington is used to dealing with them all the time. They know how to present your case to them to get the best response and to get this done quickly and efficiently.
Accident Advice Helpline has three ways for you to make your initial contact with us:
- Our online compensation calculator, also known as the 30-second test;
- Our online compensation claim form; and
- Calling our number, 0800 689 0500, to speak to a friendly advisor.
There is a three-year time limit on making this type of claim, so contact us today and let us obtain the personal injury compensation that you are entitled to on your behalf.
Date Published: 17th October 2013
Author: David Brown