Injury solicitors in Clapham
When you see a group of workmen slaving away in a hole they’ve dug up in the middle of a road, you’d be well advised to give them a wide berth, especially if they’re using heavy digging equipment to make their hole deeper or messing about with gas pipes. If you get too close, any debris that flies out of the hole could very well end up hitting you, doing you a nasty injury which you would have sustained through absolutely no fault of your own.
It will also be a good idea to stay out of the way of council workers who are cutting the grass that runs alongside public walkways in the summer. If you notice, they typically wear protection to protect their faces if they’re using a strimmer. If you get too close to them while they’re working and you are not, any small hard object they hit could be projected into your eye, damaging your sight.
Keeping clear of anybody working up a ladder will also be a champion idea. Apart from the fact that it’s considered bad luck to walk under a ladder, getting too close to somebody working overhead could leave you in a vulnerable position if they were to drop something. It doesn’t take much imagination to think what sort of damage a full can of paint could do if dropped from a great height onto the top of your head.
In all these scenarios, you may be able to use the services of a good injury solicitor in Clapham to take action against the worker, or their employer, if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault.
Workers and injury solicitors in Clapham
People who work in public where they’re likely to come into contact with others on a regular basis have a responsibility to make sure that their activities do not risk hurting a passer-by in an accident that was not their fault. If a worker fails in this duty, he could leave himself or his employer open to a compensation claim from the injured party and their injury solicitors in Clapham.
You may be able to win many thousands of pounds if you’ve been injured by a worker while going about your daily business while out and about. If you’d like to get a rough idea of how much, simply tap a few details about your injury into the 30-second claim calculator on the right of this web page and it will give you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Call the pros
If you like what you see, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get free personal injury claims advice.
Date Published: 6th December 2013
Author: David Brown