Injury Solicitor in Shepherds Bush
If you have been involved in an accident at work then one of our in house injury solicitor in Shepherds Bush can help you make a claim for financial compensation.
It doesn’t matter what profession you work in we can help you make a claim, even if the claim is not against your employer. Our injury solicitor in Shepherds Bush know that accidents can happen in the most random and bizarre of situations, so do not be worried about trying to make a claim for something that you think might be out of the ordinary – there is very little, if anything, that we haven’t dealt with in the past.
If you work on the roads as a road worker than you will already know that you operate in a very dangerous environment. As well as all the normal hazards that workers of any profession can be exposed to, for example slips, trips, fall and manual handling accidents road workers are also at risk from being hit by another vehicle on the road.
If you have been hit by a vehicle whilst completing your job as a road worker then you may be able to make a claim either against the driver of the vehicle who hit you or your employer. Speak to an injury solicitor in Shepherds Bush for more information regarding this as it is the circumstances surrounding your accident which will determine who is likely to be held responsible and therefore liable for your injuries.
For example, if you are working with a coned off area and the driver of the vehicle who hit you was not paying due care and attention to the signs and cones it could well be argued that they are responsible for your accident as they should not have entered the coned area in which you were working.
If you were working near to other road users at night, it is possible that the driver of the vehicle could not have seen you properly if you were not wearing suitable high visibility work wear. In this instance it is possible that your employer would be held responsible especially if they had not provided you with this vital piece of equipment, or had not advised you of a work policy to ensure that you knew you had to wear such a piece of equipment at all times when working on site. It is even possible that, for some reason, they did not have such a policy and it was left to workers such as yourself to ensure your own safety.
Regardless of the situation an injury solicitor in Shepherds Bush will be able to help you make a claim. You can even find out if you can make a claim by taking Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test. This will tell you if you are eligible and will also give you a good idea of how much your claim might actually be worth.
Date Published: 30th December 2013
Author: David Brown