If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of something that happened at work you could be due compensation. However, knowing when you can and cannot claim is not always that straightforward, so this guide is designed to help you understand your rights and to find an injury solicitor in Monks Kirby.
Understanding your rights
The laws surrounding an accident in the workplace are complicated. Indeed, proving blame in this instance could prove to be more difficult here than in any other area of personal injury law.
Firstly, there are three basic factors that need to be satisfied to know whether you have any chance of making a claim. These are:
- Timing: An accident must have happened within the last three years to qualify for any personal injury claim.
- Blame: It must not have been your fault
- The injury: If you’ve only suffered a slight injury which has little or no affect on your life then the chances are we won’t be able to help. However, if you have been hurt and dealing with the injury has had a negative affect on your life, then there may be instances where you can claim.
When can you make a claim?
By law any employer is responsible for the wellbeing of all those who work for them while on site. They should take out employer’s liability insurance which covers them for any injuries sustained to people while working on site.
You will be entitled to compensation in those instances where the employer has not taken the precautions that could have prevented the injury.
This might include:
1. Not following health and safety procedures
2. Any long term conditions suffered because of the work place
3. Industrial accidents
4. Industrial deafness
Any workplace has different requirements and a differing set of risks associated with it. For example, if you’re working in a factory surrounded by loud machinery it could, over time, affect your hearing.
The employer could take certain measures to protect you. First of all ear defenders should always be provided. If possible the employer should make amendments to the machinery to lessen the impact it has, such as muffling the noise.
Finding an injury solicitor in Monks Kirby
At Accident Advice Helpline we can help you find an injury solicitor in Monks Kirby who will help you with your case.
Our team will be on hand to offer all the advice and support you need in making your claim.
We’ll also connect you with a high quality injury solicitor in Monks Kirby who can take your case forward. Because any case will be uncertain in its outcome you can rest assured that whoever you work with through us will offer a 100% no win no fee service.
This means that whatever happens you won’t have to pay a penny unless you win.
So, to find an injury solicitor in Monks Kirby, come and talk to us. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: David Brown