Fall from heights
With a story hitting the headlines in the UK over these last few weeks about a construction worker being killed after falling from a height, it is a timely reminder that no matter who you are, who you work for and what you do, you should be safe at work.
Here in the UK, we have stringent health and safety laws, monitored by local authorities and enforced by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). If an accident occurs at any work site, the HSE is informed and, depending on the severity of the incident, they can close a work site down whilst they complete extensive investigations. If they find the company in breach of health and safety laws, hefty fines can follow and, in extreme cases, imprisonment.
Many people are hurt at work; knowing this, here at Accident Advice Helpline we have several legal teams specialising in different personal injury compensation claims. Our injury solicitor Brenchley and their team is one example of a leading legal unit looking into personal injuries, and how much compensation you could claim.
Isn’t it difficult, making a claim against my employer?
We understand your worry and concern but if you have been hurt – physically, emotionally or both – as a result of an incident at work you are entitled under UK law to make a claim for compensation. It is an important relationship between you and your employer, which is why you need the expert services of an injury solicitor Brenchley. They can guide and support you through the whole process.
Making sure you have a claim for compensation is VITAL
Clearly, before we take any steps you need to know for sure that you do have a claim for compensation. Starting the process to find that your claim is ineligible is a waste of your time, as well as your injury solicitor Brenchley; it could also have damaged your relationship with your employer beyond repair.
This is why we have stringent assessment processes in place to ensure this embarrassing situation is avoided. It is not intended to make you feel uncomfortable in any way but your injury solicitor Brenchley will need to know the full details of your accident to make sure it meets the criteria laid down in British law.
There is no flexibility in these criteria, including the deadline for submitting compensation cases.
Talk through your decision first
We know that taking any form of legal action to claim compensation is a decision that needs thinking about; it is not a decision to be entered into quickly, lightly or with undue haste.
But, the law exists to protect you in your workplace and so if you have been hurt call AAH on 0800 689 0500 to get the right advice.
Date Published: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown