Do you live in Muthill and have you been hurt while at work? If so then this guide is here to help you find out whether you can make a claim and how you can find a really good injury solicitor in Muthill who can help you out.
When you can claim?
The personal injury legal system can be complicated at times. However, there are basic guidelines you should look at.
- Timing: before you do anything think about when the accident happened. Time is always of the essence as there is a three year limit on when you can make a claim. In short, don’t waste a moment in making a claim.
- Blame: Was the accident your fault? If so, then I’m afraid we can’t help you, but if you can demonstrate it was the fault of your employer then they should pay you compensaton.
- Injury: The compensation sum will be calculated on the basis of the severity of the injury you suffered and any expenses incurred in coping with it. The worse the injury the more you’ll be entitled to.
Accidents at work
When it comes to injuries in the workplace there are also a number of factors that you might want to consider.
First of all, every employer should take out employer’s liability insurance which covers them for any injuries to staff.
They are also obliged to take all reasonable measures to reduce the risks within the workplace. What these risks are will vary depending on the environment.
A farm or factory obviously brings more elements of risk than an office, where the dangers are far less obvious than in other more dynamic environments.
Employers should take a risk assessment and guard against daily accidents and also any degenerative conditions which might arise from a prolonged career within the environment.
One of the more obvious examples of this comes in the form of industrial deafness. If you work in a loud environment for many years your hearing might suffer. Your employer should provide equipment such as ear defenders or find ways to muffle the noise.
Finding an injury solicitor in Muthill
Establishing whether your employer failed to take reasonable measures may not be as straightforward as you’d hope, so this is where your solicitor really earns his or her corn.
You can find a very good injury solicitor in Muthill by using our services at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll ensure you have all the support in making your claim and that the lawyer you use has the right background to help you out.
Best of all we offer you this guarantee – all solicitors we work with will not charge you money unless you win. This is crucial in reducing the risk of making a claim in the first place.
So to find an injury solicitor in Muthill 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: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown