Colchester is one of the most well-known towns in Essex, having great historical value. It’s often claimed that Colchester is the ‘oldest town in the UK’, being the first to be recorded as such by the Romans. Today, it offers plenty in terms of work and industry, as well as excellent links to other parts of Essex, as well as nearby London.
Workers in the UK are at risk of suffering an accident at work, with almost 630,000 injuries suffered at work between 2013-14 (Health and Safety Executive). Below we provide you with some of the key facts and figures regarding workplace accidents, as well as telling you where you can seek help and advice, should you be unfortunate enough to suffer an accident due to a lack of safety at work in Colchester.
The truth about workplace accidents in the UK
The Health and Safety Executive is a body which aims to reduce the number of workplace accidents and regularly provide new information and data regarding accidents at work. Between 2013 and 2014 they revealed that:
- 1.2 million people in the UK are currently suffering for a work-related illness
- 133 people were killed at work
- 28.8 million working days are lost each year because of work-related accidents and illnesses.
With such high figures, the thought of an accident at work can be alarming, and should you be involved in an accident and suffer a personal injury, a compensation claim may be something which you’ll want to consider.
Making a claim if there has been a lack of safety at work in Colchester
Accident Advice Helpline are a national law firm who specialise in personal injury claims all over the UK, including Colchester, and may be able to help you with your own claim. With more than 15 years of experience and a team of friendly advisers, you can receive confidential help and advice which could determine your eligibility as well as help you proceed with your claim.
The Accident Advice Helpline offer a 100% no win, no fee guarantee, giving you confidence in proceeding with your claim, ensuring no legal costs are incurred if you’re unsuccessful. With many positive testimonials from past clients as well as consumer champion Esther Rantzen, you can be assured of reliable, professional services from AAH.
Get in touch via our 24/7 advice line for more information, or contact us online to see how we can help with your claim. Call us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 24th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell