Traditional heavy industries in the North East of England may have been in decline for decades, but with unemployment falling and South Shields having benefited from significant investment, the town is in good shape. The flipside of this is that, unfortunately, you’re as likely to have a workplace accident in South Shields as you would be anywhere else, and they can take many forms so are far from limited to the sorts of heavy-duty accidents typical of the industries that once dominated Tyneside.
The reality is that you can have an accident using any sort of machinery. Sadly, you could also be injured doing any kind of pulling, pushing, lifting or shifting items around. If your work involves this kind of task, you should be trained in proper manual handling.
Even if you are based in an office without doing a manual job or heavy lifting, and don’t operate obviously dangerous equipment, your employer still has a duty to keep you safe from the minute you arrive for work each day. That includes, for example, safe working areas, floors, carpets and other surfaces. If you have an accident at work you may choose to hire a local lawyer in South Shields, but could a national firm offer a better solution?
Appoint Accident Advice Helpline as your lawyer in South Shields
Before you do anything else, talk to Accident Advice Helpline and reap the rewards of being supported by a large national law firm which has been operating for over a decade.
With us, you can pursue your claim under a fully no win no fee arrangement, so you have nothing to lose. You also have the chance to talk in confidence and with no obligation. We have an advice line which is answered 24 hours a day, and the backing of consumer champion and TV star Esther Rantzen as our patron.
It’s understandable that many people feel wary of pursuing their employer for a claim for compensation after an accident at work, but it’s not about pandering to a so-called “compensation culture” or getting one over your employer — it’s about getting the compensation you deserve.
It’s also about ensuring your workplace is safe so that the same thing doesn’t happen to anyone else. So, if you had an accident within the past three years and your employer was at fault, talk to us today or try taking our 30-second test to see if you are eligible to make a claim.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail with an adviser just call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 14th April 2014
Author: David Brown