Are you searching high and low for the right lawyer in Bishopbriggs to help you make your claim for personal injury compensation? If you sustained injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim.
As one of the largest law firms in the UK, we work with a wide network of experienced and specialist lawyers across Scotland who all work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so there are no upfront costs to start a claim. Instead of hunting high and low for the right lawyer in Bishopbriggs, come to Accident Advice Helpline and let us take care of your claim.
Lawyer in Bishopbriggs
For many people, the Bishopbriggs area is their place of work. They quite rightly expect to leave work without suffering an injury that was not their own fault. However, if this happened they may be entitled to start an occupational injury claim with a lawyer in Bishopbriggs, which legal firm Accident Advice Helpline can help with.
Fortunately, contacting Accident Advice Helpline is easy – we have a highly accessible website and a 24/7 helpline that you can call whenever you want. The expert personal injury lawyers we work in partnership with will handle as much of the paperwork as they can and because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, you probably won’t even have to go to court.
Some occupational injury cases arise because an employer has not provided personal protective equipment for their employees. Personal protective equipment is often a vital component of health and safety policy.
The role of personal protective equipment in preventing occupational injury cases
Personal protective equipment appears in many shapes and sizes in workplaces, and workers may not even realise that some of the everyday equipment they use would be classed as such. The job of personal protective equipment is to protect workers from health hazards that occur in the workplace, which could include:
- Working at heights;
- Sharp instruments;
- Dangerous chemicals;
- Loud noise; and
Using personal protective equipment
It is not enough to simply provide personal protective equipment – it must be suitable for the task concerned and the user must be trained how to use it properly. The employee must also receive training in the health hazard that may occur if they do not use the equipment – this will encourage them to make use of the equipment provided.
If a workplace task involves exposure to excessive noise, the obvious personal protective equipment to prevent hearing damage and occupational injury cases would be some sort of ear defender. Ear defenders come in many shapes and sizes, and it is the responsibility of the employer to provide the correct ones for the level of noise exposure and the type of work task that is being undertaken.
The employer also has to consider other personal protective equipment that may have to be worn at the same time. An employee who wears ear defenders may also have to wear a hard hat and goggles at the same time, and these pieces of equipment must fit together neatly so that they do their jobs properly.
Employees who understand that they could seriously damage their hearing if they are exposed to loud noises are more likely to wear the ear defenders that have been provided, so this may have to be introduced into staff training. They should also receive training in how to put them on properly and check them for signs of wear and tear and damage.
The right lawyer in Bishopbriggs will be able to advise you on the evidence you should provide to help back up your claim and we can connect you with a lawyer who is experienced in work-related accidents.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now.
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown