If you’ve been injured while at work within the last three years and your employer failed to adhere to its commitments to safeguard you safety while in the workplace, you could be entitled to compensation.
This guide will help you understand your rights in this situation and what you can do to start finding an injury solicitor in Ringwood who will help you with your case.
What your employer must do
Every employer is liable for the safety of employees while on their premises. This means providing a pleasant and comfortable working environment and minimising the risks that employees might face.
What these risks are can vary depending on the type of work you’re doing. An office, for example, might be relatively safe, where the only real risks to life and limb are obesity from eating too many communal doughnuts or perhaps repetitive strain injury from over enthusiastic use of the keyboard.
However in a more industrial environment there are a number of issues that you might face. A factory can have issues with unsecured heavy loads or industrial deafness through over exposure to noisy situations. A farm might have all sorts of perils workers could face.
While it is not possible to eliminate all risks, there are things employers can do to reduce them. For example industrial machinery could be muffled with special equipment. Staff can have protective equipment in the form of ear defenders or steel toed boots.
If there is an injury it will be the job of your lawyer to illustrate it because your employer fell down on their commitments.
Securing compensation can be complex and challenging. However it helps to arm yourself with the best evidence at the outset that you possibly can. This begins with getting advice from an expert and it just so happens that at Accident Advice Helpline, we have quite a few ready and waiting. They can take you through every aspect of your case and help you make an informed decision about what you should do next.
In general, this one conversation will be enough to help you work out a plan going forward but in some circumstances it may be necessary to schedule a follow up medical assessment.
Finding an injury solicitor in Ringwood
Let’s assume that after looking at your case our expert believes you have an extremely good case. She will then advise you on what you should do next and, if you want, connect you with an injury solicitor in Ringwood from our extensive network.
There is no obligation to use any of our services. However, if you do you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that the lawyer will offer a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ guarantee. That means that the only circumstances in which you’ll be charged for anything will be if you win the case.
So, to find an injury solicitor in Ringwood give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
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Date Published: 16th December 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Legal Services
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