If you have been involved in a work accident that was not your fault and you have suffered from an injury then you could be entitled to claim compensation for the accident.
An injury solicitor in Pevensey Bay and Accident Advice Helpline could assist you to claim the compensation that you are entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline deals with compensation cases on a strict no win no fee basis. To contact Accident Advice Helpline give them a call on 0800 689 0500 and discuss your case with the professional advisors.
The accident that you were involved in possibly happened in an office environment, in a shop, restaurant, warehouse, on a building site or farm. If driving is part of the work that you are required to do and the accident happened whilst you were driving a lorry, forklift, van or car then you could possibly get compensation for this accident. If you are using a work vehicle then your employer is responsible for making sure that it is in a roadworthy condition and that it is safe to use.
Causes of accidents in the work place
Injuries and accidents can happen in the work place as a result of hazards. Some of the causes of work accidents include:
- An accident involving forklift trucks
- Accidents on construction sites involving ladders and scaffolding
- Slipping accidents within the workplace for example slipping on a floor that is wet where there are no warning signs.
- Tripping over cables that have been left trailing
- Road accident whilst delivering goods
Common accidents at work
Back injury due to lifting objects, slipping, tripping and accidents involving forklift trucks are some of the most common accidents and injuries that happen in the workplace.
All employers are required to comply with strict legislation surrounding health and safety in the work place. This legislation is in place to ensure that employees are not put at risk when they are doing the work that they are required to do and to ensure that they have a safe environment in which to work. Despite all of the legislation and precautions being put in place accidents will still happen and these accidents can still result in personal injuries.
Claiming compensation – Injury solicitors in Pevensey Bay
People that want to claim compensation have three years from the date of the accident to make a start on a claim for compensation. If the workplace accident involved someone under the age of eighteen then the three years begins when they turn eighteen. An injury solicitor in Pevensey Bay can help you to claim your compensation.
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown