If you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your own fault, you may need the help of a lawyer in Ironbridge to make a compensation claim.
All UK employers have a legal duty to protect you health and safety while you are at work, and that applies no matter what your job is. But sometimes, employers do not comply and innocent workers are injured through no fault of their own.
The governments watchdog on these matters, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), has worked very hard with employers to improve the safety records of most industries, and thankfully between them they have achieved some success. But still accidents happen everyday in workplaces, and victims have their life changed totally.
HSE and a lawyer in Ironbridge helping you
Serious accidents at work should be reported to HSE, and if you have any inkling that your employer had not done this, you should report it yourself. They would rather be told about an accident twice, than not know about it at all.
HSE will then investigate the circumstances of the accident, and compile an accident report. If your employer has breached health and safety regulations, they can be heavily fined, and in extreme cases imprisoned.
The report HSE compile can be very useful evidence when you want to claim compensation. If you have been injured in an accident at work because of the negligence of your employer, having proof like this can only strengthen your claim.
If the injuries you sustained needed medical attention, and the accident happened no more than three years ago, you should be considering claiming compensation, and to give your claim its best chance of success, you should let Accident Advice Helpline be your lawyer in Ironbridge.
With over 15 years experience behind us, we will give you free claims advice that will be relevant to you situation, so that you can make an informed decision about claiming. Getting in touch with us puts you under no obligation to make a claim, and we will not pressure you is you decide it is not for you.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Before making a definite choice whether to claim or not, many victims like to know how much there are likely to be awarded. You can get this by completing our online 30 second test. This lets you know if you have a valid claim, and gives you an estimate of how much your compensation could be. An advisor will then give you a call, to see if you need any further assistance.
Or you can ring our advisors and find out your estimate from them. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Best to make sure you do it soon though, as most claim have time limits attached.
Date Published: 20th September 2015
Author: David Brown