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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 Pontefract


    Accidents at work occur for a range of reasons, but oftentimes, they result from breaches in health and safety standards.

    Your employer’s obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act

    Whether you work in a retail outlet, office or factory in Pontefract, your employer has a legal duty to protect your health and safety, as detailed in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This important piece of legislation outlines the way in which your employer should ensure that your working environment is as safe and secure as it can possibly be.

    As part of this legislation, your employer must carry out regular risk assessments. Following these assessments, your employer must ensure that you receive clear information and instructions pertaining to your role.

    Unfortunately, some employers intentionally neglect their duties or simply forget that they have responsibilities. If your employer has failed to protect your health and safety, and you have suffered an accident at work as a result of their breach, you should speak with an accident lawyer today. In making a compensation claim, you will remind your employer of their responsibilities and hence, protect your colleagues from suffering from injuries similar to your own.

    While the prospect of making a claim against your employer may seem like a daunting task, your accident lawyer will help you to prove your employer’s negligence. They will collate all the necessary documentation on your behalf, allowing you to focus your efforts on resting and recuperating. If you have a good relationship with your employer, you may feel apprehensive about bringing a claim against them. However, you must remember that your employer’s insurance company will meet the cost of your compensation settlement. This means that your employer will not lose out as a result of your claim.

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    Looking for an injury lawyer in Pontefract?

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Pontefract working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Pontefract or anyway make us your first point of call.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that you may fear for your job prospects following making a personal injury claim. By hiring one of our lawyers, you will receive the practical advice and support you need to get back on your feet and return to your place of work with your head held high.

    If you have been affected by a health and safety breach, please call our freephone number and discuss your claim with one of our trained claims advisers.

    Date Published: 8th February 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

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