Injury solicitor in Stoke Gifford
Did you know that if you have been injured in an accident, either at work or in a public place, an injury solicitor in Stoke Gifford may be able to help you make a claim for compensation against the person who is deemed to be responsible for the accident?
An injury solicitor in Stoke Gifford can help with any number of injuries, no matter how they occurred, so long as the accident was not your fault and occurred within the last three years. To find out more, take our 30-second test or telephone one of our advisors on our freephone helpline number.
Some of the most common injuries with which our injury solicitor in Stoke Gifford has dealt in the past are back injuries. These can take many forms, including broken or fractured backs, slipped or herniated discs, and soft tissue damage, as well as nerve damage.
One of the most common ways for someone to suffer a back injury is as a result of a fall from height. Unfortunately, our injury solicitor in Stoke Gifford sees a lot of work-based falls from height where an employee has been seriously injured as a result of an accident which occurred in the workplace.
In such situations, it is often possible to make a claim against an employer if they have failed to ensure the safety of their staff. This is often as a result of poor or inadequate training, or due to lack of health and safety policies and protocols.
Falls from scaffolding
If you work on or around scaffolding as part of your job, then you are at increased risk of experiencing a fall from height, and being injured as a result. There are various laws and regulations in place to try to help ensure the safety of such workers, for example:
- The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations;
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations; and
- The Work at Height Regulations.
These are designed to collectively ensure that workers are supplied with suitable personal protective equipment whenever they are exposed to any form of risk of injury at work. In the case of working on scaffolding, this could include safety harnesses and hard hats. All equipment supplies must be safe and in good working order, as well as being suitable for the job. If the personal protective equipment is not working, this would be a breach of the regulations. Equally, all work to be conducted at height should be properly planned and appropriate risk assessments should be carried out beforehand.
Make a claim
If you think your back injury was caused as a result of an accident which could have been prevented if your employer had done things differently, then contact Accident Advice Helpline today to see if our injury solicitor in Stoke Gifford can help you make a claim for financial compensation. All you need to do is dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to get through to us.
Date Published: 5th January 2014
Author: David Brown