Work place accidents – you CAN claim!
With an estimated 30 million people in the UK in employment – the highest recorded for some time in Britain – many of us take to the daily grind of balancing work and family life.
Some of us work in safe environments, whereas some people work in industries or trades that require a higher level of risk assessment and safety. But the truth is, accidents can happen anywhere, from office to building sites; what does differ, is that the opportunities for accidents to happen are more apparent in some places than others.
WHERE was your accident?
If you have been injured at work, you will need a specialist personal injury lawyer in Huyton to help you make a claim for compensation no matter where you were hurt.
WHY is it important to claim compensation?
Firstly, the option to claim compensation is one you can take but there is no obligation for you to do so. Many people who are injured at work are looked after very well by their employers, who feel the weight of responsibility and ‘doing the right thing’ by their employee.
But, other claimants feel that they are left ‘high and dry’ after an accident at work. It may be that their injuries – and the long term impact of them – prevents them from returning to work in the same capacity they had at the time of the incident.
Many employers also seem difficult about the amount of time the employee needs off from work as a result of their injuries, as well as time off, if they have returned to work, for hospital or other medical appointments.
Along with Accident Advice Helpline, our lawyer in Huyton thinks this is wrong and that by claiming compensation it is a way of ensuring that:
- As an employee who has suffered injuries as a result of an accident at work that they should not be financially out of pocket
- Claiming compensation is a form of claiming justice where the employer – or the environment and work practices – were clearly at fault or not being followed by other employees
- Claiming compensation with the help of our lawyer in Huyton is also a way of addressing some of the wider work practice issues, meaning that systems can be changed to protect other employees from the same thing happening to them
Personal injury compensation claims specialists like our lawyer in Huyton know how difficult it can be to deal physically and emotionally with being injured, which seem to be magnified when the accident is not the fault of the person hurt!
Call AAH on 0800 689 0500 and see if our expert and specialist lawyer in Huyton can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to!
Date Published: 22nd February 2014
Author: David Brown