If you’ve been hurt in an accident at work then you could be entitled to compensation. The question is: how do you know if you can make a claim and if you can how much should you claim for? This guide will look at claiming for an accident at work and finding an injury solicitor in Much Hadham.
Your rights at work
We all deserve a few things from our jobs and one of the most fundamental is a safe and secure environment in which to work. While it is always impossible to eliminate risk entirely from any equation it is possible to take a number of fair and reasonable measures to ensure these risks are kept to a minimum.
All work is different, so the kind of measures your employer should be taking will depend on the type of work you do.
For example, an environment such as the office is normally considered low risk so the employer needs only to obey certain basic health and safety requirements monitor room temperature and the length of time you’re working.
In a factory or in an agricultural setting the risks are naturally multiplied so in these instances your employer will have to take extra precautions. This could involve safe guarding machinery and making sure that certain degenerative conditions that can result from working in a factory are less likely to be a problem.
One of the most common is something called industrial deafness. This can affect people who work for prolonged periods of time close to loud machinery. The employer should provide equipment such as ear defenders or make modifications to the machinery to reduce the noise. They should also monitor working hours to limit the length of exposure to noisy environments.
When it comes to assessing your injury therefore the difficult bit will involve looking at the injury itself and linking it back to anything the employer did or did not do to reduce the likelihood of it being a problem.
Before you can do this you’ll need expert advice and at Accident Advice Helpline we have all the advice you need. Our experts will look closely at your case and offer their honest assessment about your chances of securing any compensation.
Finding an injury solicitor in Much Hadham
Once we’ve looked into your case we’ll help you find an injury solicitor in Much Hadham. Thanks to our extensive network of professionals we’ll connect you with someone who is:
- A. Local
- B. Very, very good.
Best of all any solicitor who works with us will offer a no win, no fee service to all clients. It’s a condition of working with us.
So, to find an injury solicitor in Much Hadham who can help you find compensation for an injury at work, come and talk to us. Call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 13th December 2013
Author: David Brown