Have you been hurt at work within the last three years? If so, then it’s entirely possible that you might be entitled to compensation without even knowing it. This blog will help you analyse the merits of your own case and go about finding an injury solicitor in Swindon who can help take the claim forward.
Hurt while at work
All employers are responsible for the safety of the people they employ and should take all necessary precautions to reduce the risks they face every day. While they cannot eliminate all danger completely, they can bring the risk down.
For example, they can ensure that all passageways are clear, there are no unstable items and machinery is well maintained. In industrial areas the risks are multiplied, so employers will have to be that much more vigilant.
As well as one-off accidents, they should also take measures to combat degenerative conditions such as industrial deafness. This is caused by being within a loud environment for too much time.
An employer could provide ear defenders, reduce the noise of machinery or limit the amount of time you spend in that area, all of which can have an influence on your chances of suffering from this condition.
As part of their responsibility to you, all employers should have employers’ liability insurance, which covers you for any accidents that take place while on the premises. This means that when you claim you are not working directly against your employer, but rather their insurance company, as it will be they who have to pay out should the courts find against them.
Often this will not be straightforward to prove that your employer was at fault. For this reason, you need one thing above anything else – evidence. Take pictures of the scene, note down the contact details of anyone who can act as witnesses, and if relevant bring any expert evidence you might have.
You should also take a note of any expenses involved in your medical treatment, as well as damage to property. For example, imagine you had your personal laptop there and it was damaged – you should obtain a couple of estimates for the repairs.
Finding an injury solicitor in Swindon
Our team can offer advice and support, which will help you decide whether or not it’s worth pressing ahead with the case. This advice comes free and with no obligation to use any of the services we provide. However, if you do decide you want to use us then we offer the benefit of a no win no fee approach, which will reduce the risk to you in making a claim. This makes it an effective and risk-free way to find an injury solicitor in Swindon.
For more information about finding an injury solicitor in Swindon who can help you claim for an accident at work, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown
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