If you’ve been injured while at work, it is possible that you might be entitled to claim compensation without even knowing it. This guide show you how to know whether or not you’re entitled to make a claim, and how to go about finding an injury solicitor in Sutherland with the relevant experience.
Your employer’s responsibilities
If you employ staff on the premises, you are responsible for their welfare. This doesn’t mean it’s possible to eliminate all risk completely, but you will need to reduce the risks as much as possible. This means making sure all health and safety provisions have been adhered to, and that any obvious risks are reduced.
What these risks are might vary depending on the situation. In an office, it might be a case of obstructed walkways or items left in dangerous places. For example, something may be placed high on shelving without the adequate equipment to reach it safely.
Other risks may be less obvious. For example, in an industrial environment one of the unseen dangers exist in degenerative conditions, such as industrial deafness. This can creep up on people over many years.
As an employer, you should think ahead to the kind of problems which might occur while working with machinery. You could reduce the risk of industrial deafness by modifying the machinery to reduce noise, limiting the amount of time workers spend in a loud area or offering ear defenders as standard.
If you’ve failed to offer any reasonable solutions, then you could be liable to pay compensation.
If you have an accident, then you are entitled to ask yourself if there was anything your employer should have done to avoid it.
To decide this it is often necessary to consult an external expert, and this is where Accident Advice Helpline come in. We have a team of advisors on the line ready to answer any questions you might have.
We’ll analyse your case and offer an opinion about whether or not we believe your employer is at fault. If they are, then we’ll suggest you start looking for an injury solicitor in Sutherland who can help take on your case.
How to find an injury solicitor in Sutherland
There are many ways to find an injury solicitor in Sutherland – you could start with the Yellow Pages, or even run an internet search. However, at Accident Advice Helpline we have lawyers all over the country. This means we can provide you with a lawyer who is located close to you, as well as having all the requisite skills to take your case on.
Best of all, we are a no win no fee firm, which means that you’ll only have to pay money if you win your case.
For more information about how you can use us to find an injury solicitor in Sutherland, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.