When it comes to accidents at work many people assume that an employer is going to be regarded as being liable. While in many cases such a fact may be the case, it does of course depend on the precise details of the individual claim being made. An employer is not automatically liable because an accident has happened at work. Getting the right information about Lancaster back injury claims can help you work out whether or not you’re eligible to claim compensation.
Because of this it is important that when making Lancaster back injury claims you seek the expert advice of a professional solicitor, such as those at Accident Advice Helpline. Our solicitors will be able to look at the detail of your particular accident and injury, and determine whether or not your employer may indeed be liable. If they are, then your solicitor will help you make a claim for compensation.
Your injury claims solicitor will speak to you about the fact that employers do have a legal duty of care to ensure that their employees, and anyone else who may have reason to be on site at the work place, are kept safe – or as safe as reasonably practicable. If your employer fails in this duty and someone is injured because of this failure, then Lancaster back injury claims can be brought against them.
It is therefore the responsibility of your solicitor in the first instance to determine whether or not a failing has taken place, and if that failing was the cause for the accident you were involved in.
Example accidents leading to Lancaster back injury claims
Over the last few years our Lancaster back injury claims solicitor has dealt with numerous accidents at work claims. As a result they have developed the knowledge and gained the necessary experience to make them one of the leading industry experts when it comes to this type of claim. If you are entitled to make a claim for compensation and decided to do so via Accident Advice Helpline then you can be assured that you are receiving the very best in terms of advice and guidance.
For example, our Lancaster solicitor has been involved in cases where employers have failed to provide members of staff with the adequate training to do a job properly. Failings in such training can in turn put employers, and other individuals, at risk of harm or injury. If you take the case of a team member who was asked to move a stationery delivery from one end of the office to another. They were not provided with any training on safe manual handling techniques, and was not given any equipment to make moving the heavy boxes easier. When they suffered a pulled muscle in their back as a result of the lifting our Lancaster personal injury claims solicitor was able to make a claim for compensation on their behalf. This is due to the failings on the part of the employer.
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Date Published: 1st September 2014
Author: David Brown