Work-injury lawyers in Llanwern
The majority of us in the UK are fortunate enough to work in a safe environment. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that UK businesses are more likely to have a health and safety policy in place, which is followed up by formal risk assessments, then most other countries in the European Union.
As a result the UK has relatively low rates of fatalities, accidents and ill health compared to other EU countries.
If you are unlucky enough to have an accident at work or are suffering from ill-health due to your job then work-injury lawyers in Llanwern can assist you in claiming compensation.
All employers are responsible for providing a healthy and safe working environment.
There should be:
- Clean working environment
- Adequate space and suitable workstation and seating
- Floors and traffic routes should be free from hazardous obstructions
- Adequate ventilation
- Suitable working temperature
- Sufficient lighting
- Maintain premises and equipment to a good standard
- Your employer should also display the health and safety laws, or provide you with a copy.
Reasons for accidents at work
The number of accidents in the workplace has fallen over recent years, however unfortunately they do still happen. They are often due to the negligence or carelessness of a colleague or employer and could have been avoided with some due care and diligence. People may become complacent or lazy. Simply cutting corners to save time or effort. The consequences can be disastrous.
If you have had an accident at work, injury lawyers in Llanwern can help you claim compensation if the accident was not your fault.
How injury lawyers in Llanwern can help
If you have had an accident at work, injury lawyers in Llanwern will need to prove fault of the accused person/establishment and that the injuries you have sustained were as a result of the accident. The claim needs to be supported by evidence if you are to successfully claim compensation.
What is needed to help your claim?
Your accident should have been reported to the relevant authority at work, and this could be your team leader, manager and/or health and safety officer.
A written record of the accident should have been made in the Accident Book at work, detailing the date, time and details.
You will ideally have either visited your General Practitioner or local emergency department, as well as seeing the first aider at work.
Keep a diary of your symptoms following the incident. Include all issues you are having such as psychological problems, depression and anxiety as well as the physical symptoms.
You can also claim any financial losses as a result of the accident. You are required to provide receipts and invoices. Keep a record of all costs relating to the accident such as prescription charges, loss of earnings (wage slips) and taxi costs.
Accident Advice Helpline will be happy to assist you in handling your claim. There is no obligation on you to start your claim, but when you do, all of the injury lawyers in Llanwern work on a 100% no win no fee basis. Call our team for no obligation advice on 0800 689 0500.