If you have had an accident in your workplace and you are wondering whether your employer may have been responsible, you must seek legal advice. Under health and safety regulations set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), all employers are legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for their employees and your employer is no exception to this rule. To keep within the law, your employer must have:
- Performed regular risk assessments to identify hazards, evaluate the risks and implement appropriate safety measures
- Provided you with adequate training and instruction
- Supplied you with protective clothing and/or equipment
- Followed the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health guidelines if you work with hazardous substances
If you can prove that your employer failed to live up to their legal obligations, you may be able to bring a successful claim for personal injury compensation.
Common types of workplace injuries
Accidents in Paisley can lead to a multitude of injuries. Falls from heights and slips on dangerous surfaces are very common, and they can have a devastating effect on your daily life. Whether your injuries are mild or severe, if you have experienced any kind of pain and suffering or encountered any financial losses, you should consider making a claim. Through your claim, you will be able to recoup the cost of a range of losses and expenses, including:
- Your medical bills
- Your transportation costs
- Your lost income
- Your home help costs
To claim for these financial losses and expenses, you will need to supply your accident lawyer in Paisley with documentary evidence, such as receipts, invoices and payslips.
Making a claim with the help of an accident lawyer in Paisley
If you have been harmed at work and you believe your employer was at fault, you must contact a personal injury lawyer in Paisley to receive help with filing your personal injury claim.
At the Accident Advice Helpline, our 100% ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers specialise in handling workplace injury compensation claims. Whether you wish to make a claim for a machinery accident in a factory or slip, trip and fall in an office, we will be able to support you. To get in touch with us, please call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 7th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell