So, you’ve been involved in an accident and want to know if you’re entitled to compensation? The one thing you need to do before anything else is to look into the specific features of your accident and how they are reflected in personal injury law. Then and only then will you be ready to find an injury solicitor in Ross-shire or another law firm.
Hurt at work?
Under UK law, every employer is responsible for the safety of those who work for them. While it is never possible to fully guarantee safety for everyone, a business must take all reasonable measures to ensure that any risks are kept to a minimum.
So how might they do this?
In an office, it’s simply a case of adhering to basic health and safety procedures – namely keeping fire exits clear and making sure there are no obstructions which could cause you to fall.
An industrial or agricultural setting will require further provisions, as the risks are that much more severe. In most cases it is likely the employer will have taken out a risk assessment of the location.
Employers should also guard against degenerative conditions which can be a result of prolonged exposure to the working environment. This could be repetitive strain injury caused through repetitive task based operations, or industrial deafness caused through being in a loud environment for a prolonged period of time.
In such cases, an employer should take steps such as offering protective equipment.
Hurt in the street
If you’ve been injured in the street or a public place then it will be down to whoever is responsible for that space. If, for example, it is in a shop then the business owners will have had to put measures in place to minimise the chances of an injury happening. If the accident was in the street then it will be down to the local authority to ensure all reasonable safety measures are in place.
One of the more contentious areas of personal injury law can be road accidents as this is where the biggest disagreement often occurs. Accidents happen in a flash leaving nobody certain who was to blame.
In this instance, it is good to have independent evidence at hand to help you support your case.
Finding an injury solicitor in Ross-shire
Whatever type of injury you’ve suffered it pays to get help. At Accident Advice Helpline we can not only ensure you have advisers at your disposal to provide information, but you can also work with one of our injury solicitors who will offer a ‘no win, no fee’ service. This means that while we can never guarantee you a happy outcome for your case we can ensure that you’ll only pay solicitor fees if you win.
Although we do not have a local injury solicitor in Ross-shire we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Ross-shire look no further than our expert service.
So, to get an injury solicitor give us a call to see how we can help. Call us up on 0800 689 000 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: David Brown