The number of cars in the UK is rising every year – these days many households have two or even more motor vehicles. As a result there is a greater and greater demand for car vehicle repair workshops. Whilst it is true that cars are more reliable these days and so repairs are not needed so often – modern cars require regular servicing and so motor vehicle repair shops are always busy.
The area around Angmering is no exception and as a result some people from the Angmering area will be employed in motor vehicle repair shops and tyre changing centres. This can be a hazardous working environment and some employees will get injured every year. If an employee has been injured in an accident that was not their own fault then they may be able to start a personal injury case. This is really easy to do – all they have to do is make one phone call to Accident Advice Helpline who will take over from there.
The personal injury lawyer in Angmering case starts by the claimant (injured person) proving who was to blame for the accident in which they were injured. The person at fault is often the employer and may not be a ‘person’ at all – they may be a company or organisation. Your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will help you to show how the accident was caused and this is frequently related to a breach of health and safety guidance or procedures.
How do you know when you need to contact a lawyer in Angmering?
Personal injury cases are often caused because there has not been a comprehensive risk assessment of all work tasks. The risk assessment should involve identifying all the hazards and the employees that are likely to be exposed to them. These are the employees who may start a personal injury case related to that particular task. The current safety arrangements should be reviewed and improved upon if possible. Then the risk assessment is regularly revised and updated.
One of the hazards involved in this type of work is contact with used engine oil and this could lead to illnesses which may feature in a personal injury lawyer in Angmering case. Contact with this substance over a prolonged period of time can lead to dermatitis and skin cancer. In order to avoid future personal injury cases, many vehicle repair shop employers choose to:
- Supply their employees with nitrile gloves
- Supply their employees with full-body overalls (boiler suits)
- Provide a cleaning service for overalls
- Provide instruction and training to employees to clean their hands thoroughly if they become contaminated
Further measures can also be taken to reduce the risks. The vehicle repair shop supervisors should regularly monitor the employees for compliance with the glove and overall wearing policy. It may also be necessary to fully explain the hazards of used engine oil to the employees so that they understand why the procedures have been introduced.
If you’d like some advice about making a claim, contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.