Injury solicitor in Sedbergh
If you have been injured in an accident at work then contact Accident Advice Helpline and speak to our expert injury solicitor in Sedbergh to find out if you could make a claim for personal injury.
Alternatively you can take our uniquely designed 30 second test which will not only test your eligibility to make a claim, but give you a rough estimate as to how much your claim might actually be worth. For more precise information speak to your injury solicitor in Sedbergh who will be able to take more information into account to give you a better and more accurate guideline.
Work based accidents
If you have been injured at work then an injury solicitor in Sedbergh can help you make a claim against your employer. It will be imperative that your solicitor can ascertain that you were not at fault for the accident, and if your employer was, how they were liable. It is also important that the accident occurred within the last three years as there are strict deadlines in place in relation to when you can make a claim. Speak to your injury solicitor in Sedbergh for more information regarding this as there can be some exceptions to the rules.
One profession that our injury solicitor in Sedbergh have helped make personal injury claims in the past are refuse workers.
Refuse workers can be injured in a wider variety of ways in a variety of different accidents, for example:
- Road traffic accidents (road traffic collisions) – refuse workers may have to travel to different locations in trucks, lorries or vans. If these vehicles are involved in an accident due to the fault of another road user then you can make a claim for compensation against them. If you have been involved in an accident due to a vehicle that was not properly maintained or working efficiently then you might be able to make a claim against your employer for failing in their duty of care. An injury solicitor in Sedbergh will be able to provide you with more information regarding this.
- Lacerations – as a refuse collector you will be required to handle a number of bags containing rubbish and other materials. It is entirely plausible that in the course of your duties you will be exposed to sharp objects If you have been injured as a result of a sharp object protruding from a bag, then you may be able to make a claim against your employer if you were not provided with the suitable and adequate personal protection equipment to ensure your safety under such circumstances.
- Manual handling injuries – you could incur a back injury if you are injured manually handling an object that is too heavy for you. In such an instance you may be able to make a claim against your employer if they have not provided you with the suitable manual handling training.
An injury solicitor in Sedbergh can help you with any claim if you have had an accident so if you need to make a claim contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more.
Date Published: 30th December 2013
Author: David Brown