When can a workplace lawyer in Preston help?
Anyone who employs staff in the UK has a duty to safeguard their workers from harm, and to protect contractors and site visitors from injuries and accidents.
- Giving people the right tools and machinery they need to do their jobs safely;
- Maintaining equipment so that it is safe to be used;
- Keeping the workplace safe and tidy – doors and other exits, for example, should not be blocked;
- Those who use workstations can expect them to be kept clean and clear of potential hazards;
- Staff who need to lift things should be properly trained in manual handling to do this in safety;
- Safety wear must also be provided where necessary, including gloves, boots, masks, hard hats and ear defenders; and
- People working at heights are protected by the Working at Height Regulations 2005.
If any of these basic safety requirements are not met, or you have had a workplace injury in other circumstances that were not your fault, for example if another member of staff was negligent, then you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to hire a lawyer in Preston
If you live in the city and have been hurt in an accident at work, your first thought may be to Google the words ‘lawyer in Preston’ and find a solicitor to give you legal advice about making your claim. But, rather than looking for a lawyer in Preston itself, you may well be better off with the weight of a nationwide law firm behind you.
At Accident Advice Helpline, for example, we provide the following benefits:
- We’re a law firm with more than a decade of experience specialising in personal injury claims;
- We offer a 24-hour freephone helpline staffed by professional, friendly advisors just call them on 0800 689 0500;
- Our 30-second test is a speedy online tool to help you learn in seconds whether your claim would qualify;
- All of our work is done under a 100% no win no fee arrangement; and
- We have accreditation from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard.
While time taken to settle claims and amounts awarded can vary, in most cases you won’t have to go to court in person. Remember, you can claim only if the incident was someone else’s fault, and if it happened within the last three years – maybe longer in the case of minors or industrial diseases.
Date Published: 20th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell