Injury lawyers in Thurlestone
Thurlestone is a village in South Devon. The village takes its name from Thurlestone Rock, the so-called “thirled stone,” an arch-shaped rock formation just offshore in Thurlestone Bay.
No matter where you live, your employer has certain duties towards you. If they fail in these duties and you are injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using injury lawyers in Thurlestone.
Health and safety
Employers are required to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. This does not just involve creating a safe working environment, but also means making sure that the employees are fully informed of health and safety procedures, and that they adhere to them. Failure to do so can create problems for the employers in the long term, and may mean they have to face a personal injury claim from injury lawyers in Thurlestone. The causes that can lead to accidents include:
- Lack of workspace to be able to work comfortably;
- Heavy lifting without proper training;
- Constantly using a keyboard;
- Excessive twisting and turning;
- Excessive gripping;
- Excessive vibration;
- Lack of breaks;
- Obstructions in walkways;
- Machinery not working properly and safely;
- Staff not trained properly; and
- Lack of protective clothing which the employer has to provide free of charge.
These are just a sample of the things that could be the reason for an accident. If any of them cause you to be injured in an accident, your employer could have to face a personal injury compensation claim.
A former employee could become ill even after they have left employment, but can still attribute the illness to the time they worked for your employer. For example, this could happen with a small amount of chemicals in the air, which would not affect a person in the short term but over a period of years could have a bad effect on their health. If this happened, the employer would be liable for a personal injury compensation claim.
We will help
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience dealing with injury compensation claims of every type, including accidents at work. We have in-house solicitors who know how to handle the employer’s insurance company, won’t be intimidated by them, and will get the best deal possible for the employee. After all, the employer has paid the insurance premiums for many years, and this could be their first liability claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have a freephone number, 0800 180 4123, where anyone wanting to make a compensation claim can speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will help all they can and give you free legal advice regarding your claim. Alternatively, you can visit our website and complete the 30-second test, which will give you a rough idea about how much compensation can expected.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown