If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered an injury at work in Birmingham then you might want to make a claim for compensation.
To find out if your accident and injuries qualify you to make a personal injury claim, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
You can either call us directly and speak to a member of our team, or take our 30-second test. By spending literally just 30 seconds of your time answering some brief questions about your injury at work Birmingham we can tell you not only if you are entitled to make a claim for personal injury, but how much financial compensation that claim might actually be worth.
This could be the best 30 seconds you spend all year.
Employer’s Duty of Care
Making a compensation claim for a personal injury at work Birmingham is easy because the law is on your side.
Legally speaking employers, all employers, regardless of the industry in which they work or the size of the business or organisation they operate, have a responsibility to ensure that all their employers are kept safe from harm. This responsibility is referred to as their “duty of care”.
Of course, some work environments are generally more dangerous than others, so the importance is really on the employer doing all that is reasonable and possible to ensure the duty of care is discharged.
For example, if you work on the front line then it is not possible to 100% guarantee your safety. War zones are, by their very nature, dangerous places. However, there are still certain precautions that should be taken to minimise the potential for harm – for example, providing soldiers with camouflage wear and other personal protection equipment instead of hi-visibility jackets and sun hats.
Claiming after an injury at work in Birmingham
If you have had an injury at work in Birmingham as a result of working in a factory and being injured by a piece of machinery, you might be able to make a claim against your employer. As an employee you should be able to expect at the very least that:
- You have received all of the training necessary to complete the task that you have been assigned.
- That suitable policies and procedures have been put in place, and appropriately followed and implemented to assure safety of both yourself and your colleagues.
- That all machinery and equipment is inspected, tested, maintained and repaired on a regular basis, and in a timely fashion.
- That a risk assessment has been conducted of the machinery or equipment you are likely to use, and you as an individual.
- That you have been provided with all the necessary personal protection equipment to help ensure your safety (usually as per the recommendations in the risk assessment).
If your employer has failed to adhere to all of these steps, and you receive an injury at work Birmingham as a result, our solicitors can help show that they have failed in their duty of care, and are liable for your accident.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim after an injury at work in Birmingham, call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.