The injury solicitors in Haddington to whom workers turn when they have an injury claim to action are often Accident Advice Helpline. Injuries in the workplace are some of the most common types of injury. They can come about through constant repetition of a particular manual process (repetition strain injury), use of a faulty piece of equipment or machinery, or bad manual handling (such as lifting something too heavy). So if you are looking for injury solicitors in Haddington, talk to us about your claim.
The three elements of a claim
In order to be able to launch a successful injury claim, there are three important prerequisites that must be satisfied:
- The blame for the accident must rest with a third party;
- Medical proof of the nature of the injury will be needed; and
- The accident must have taken place within the last three years.
Most employers are fully aware of their duty of care to their employees, but accidents still happen. Back injuries are particularly nasty, as they are often debilitating. Worse than that, once the spine has been weakened, it’s very easy to incur a similar injury again at a later date.
Do you need injury solicitors in Haddington?
When Accident Advice Helpline are asked to act as the injury solicitors in Haddington for workers who need to process a claim for a back injury, the first thing we will try to ascertain is what manual handling training the injury victim has been given by their employer. In these days, health and safety is taken very seriously by most employers.
Accident rates have fallen dramatically in recent years but are still far too high, so ongoing refresher courses should be given from time to time to ensure that the correct manual handling procedures are observed. Attendance at courses and refresher courses should be documented so that a record is kept of who has been trained, and when they last had a refresher. It’s an important part of any employer fulfilling their duty of care.
Putting a value on your claim
Anyone who thinks they have a legitimate injury claim can start out by visiting our website and using our compensation calculator. As well as giving the claimant an estimate of the value of their potential claim, it will also do a basic check to establish if the claim can be furthered. It only takes 30 seconds. The results are not definite though, as they can only be fully determined once the full claim form is completed, but it is a good indication.
While you are on our website, check out the great recommendation we have from UK TV personality and consumer rights champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
Call us today
If you have any queries, our experienced advisers are on hand 24/7 on our helpline. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Bearing in mind the fact that we offer a no-win, no-fee service, you’ve nothing to lose by testing the waters, so why not call us today?
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown