You may have visited Largs to see the annual Viking festival, or perhaps you live in Glasgow and spend some weekends getting away from that city in Largs. You might live in Largs and currently be looking for injury lawyers in Largs to help you file a personal injury compensation claim because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault.
Injury lawyers in Largs
You could also be looking for injury lawyers in Largs or elsewhere in the UK if you have been informed that you have an illness which you could prove was caused by someone else’s negligence. An example of an illness such as this could be a work-related one and you and your injury lawyers in Largs, for example, could possibly prove that your employer’s negligence caused your illness.
You usually have three years in which to file any personal injury compensation claim, but sometimes you only have two years in which to do so. You should check with injury lawyers Largs or elsewhere, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out how long you have in which to file your specific claim.
Work-related illnesses and accidents
While you are working, your employer has a duty to safeguard your health and safety. If you work with asbestos or silica then you should be provided with the appropriate protective wear and apparatus to enable you to carry out your work safely, with minimal risk to your health.
If you operate high-powered drills, you should be equipped with ear defenders to avoid deafness and with the appropriate protective gloves. You should also have frequent breaks from doing tasks which require the use of such machinery.
To avoid injury while at work, you should also have been given adequate training so that you can carry out your work safely. For example, if you were asked to manually lift a heavy object and you had received no training in how to do so without injury, and you hurt your back, you could file a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
Failure to protect you from accidents and illnesses could mean that you could make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
Your employer should also carry out a risk assessment before any new work is carried out. If an assessment was not thorough, and you had an accident and were injured, you could be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice about any type of personal injury compensation claim, don’t hesitate to call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can use one of our freephone numbers to call us at any time, as our lines are always open.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a land line or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
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