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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Lawyer in Peebles

    Accidents at work are, unfortunately, all too common in Peebles. Every workplace has its own set of unique health and safety hazards, which, if ignored, can lead to serious personal injuries.

    Your employer’s duty of care

    Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, all employers have a duty of care towards their employees. This means that they must provide:

    • Safe systems of work
    • Safe premises in which to work
    • Suitable materials and equipment
    • Sufficient training and supervision
    • Competent staff

    If your employer fails to fulfil his or her legal responsibilities, and you become injured through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive accident at work compensation.

    Actions to take following an accident at work

    If you are able to do so, you should collect as much information as possible at the time of your accident. At the very least, you should aim to obtain:

    • The names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident
    • Photographs of the accident scene
    • Photographs of your injuries

    This information will aid your accident lawyer in Peebles in investigating the circumstances surrounding your claim.

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    Remember: your employer cannot legally dismiss you for collecting evidence or pursuing a compensation claim. If your employer does dismiss you on these grounds, you may have a case for unfair dismissal, which could entitle you to make a separate compensation claim.

    Returning to work after an accident

    While it may be tempting for you to rush back into work following your accident, you should take the time to let your body recover from the physical and emotional trauma. If you return to work too soon after your accident, you may hamper your recovery. If you are concerned about your finances, an accident lawyer in Peebles will help you to recoup the cost of your lost earnings and expenses through your compensation claim.

    Ready to get in touch with an accident lawyer in Peebles?

    If you have been injured in an accident at work and wish to claim compensation, we will help you to get the ball rolling. Simply call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or fill in our 30-second test and you could be speaking to a trained claims advisor in minutes.

    Date Published: 7th February 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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