You may live in the area of Knaresborough, or perhaps you have been there for the Edwardian Christmas market, or the Great Knaresborough Bed Race, or even the Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts. You may also have gone to see Old Mother Shipton’s Cave and the Historic Park; if you have visited this site, you would have joined the many tourists who have been visiting it since 1604. Close to the cave is the Petrifying Wall which is a unique geographical feature, another tourist attraction.
You may have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault while in Knaresborough or the surrounding area, and so now you could be actively looking for an injury solicitor in Knaresborough so that you can file a personal injury compensation claim. You would have three years in which to file a claim for an accident which happened in Knaresborough.
You may also be searching for injury solicitor in Knaresborough if you have been told by your doctor that you have an illness for which another person was responsible. It might be that you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease, and you would like to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
Injuries and illnesses at work
Your employer has a legal duty to protect employees from health and safety hazards. If you contract a work-related illness or an occupational disease, you may, along with your injury solicitor in Knaresborough (or one based in any other location in the UK) be able to prove that this was caused by your employer failing to carry out his or her duty. You could then claim negligence on the part of your employer was to blame for your illness.
If you have an accident at work and are injured, this should be recorded in the accident book and reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). If the accident was caused because you had not been given adequate training to do a job, then you could prove that your employer’s negligence was the cause of the accident and injury. For example if you were told to manually lift a heavy object and you had not been trained how to do this with minimal risk of injury and you damaged your back, you may be able to prove that your employer had been negligent.
If your employer fails to give you appropriate protective gear to do a job, this is also negligence on his or her part.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for help and expert advice. You can call free on one of our freephone numbers which are 0800 689 0500 for land lines or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not reach for your phone and call us now?
Date Published: 1st December 2013
Author: David Brown