If you’ve been hurt while at work and it wasn’t your fault, then there is a very good chance that you might be entitled to compensation. But how do you know if you can or should make a claim, and how should you go about it? This guide will help you find out how to locate an injury solicitor in Southend who specialises in injuries in the workplace.
Personal injury law is one of the more complicated areas of the legal system. It is made all the more so by the fact that it is divided into so many different areas. The demands of making a claim for an injury in a traffic accident, for example, will be very different from making a claim for an injury which occurred in the workplace.
Lawyers will tend not to offer a general service covering the entire personal injury spectrum, but rather specialise in one or more area. This is why it’s important to know about the specifics of your case and how it applies to you.
Your employer’s obligations
Whenever you go and work for someone, they must accept certain obligations for your safety. To begin with, they must provide a safe and comfortable environment within reason for you to work in. This means making sure that all provisions have been made to reduce the risks associated with working in that environment as much as possible.
Often this will be a simple case of following health and safety guidelines, such as in an office environment. Here the only real risk to life and limb might be repetitive strain injury. However, in a factory environment you might face a number of risks. These could be:
- A fall due to bad placement of shelving;
- An injury due to poorly maintained machinery; or
- A degenerative condition due to too much time spent in a particular environment.
While it is not possible to eliminate all risk, it is possible to do what you can to reduce it, and this is where the main battle of the claim will be fought.
Finding an injury solicitor in Southend
At Accident Advice Helpline we offer support and advice for people in your situation. We can look at the case and see if you can illustrate that your employer was at fault with the claim. If we think you have a good case, then we’ll help you find an injury solicitor in Southend who will be suitable for your case.
Because the outcome may be uncertain, we can give you the reassurance of knowing that all the people who work for us offer a no win no fee service.
So, if you want to find an injury solicitor in Southend who can help you claim compensation from your workplace, then come and talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.