Find a specialist workplace injury lawyer in Stroud at Accident Advice Helpline
If you suffer an injury in the workplace through no fault of your own, you may need the services of an injury claim lawyer in Stroud, which here at Accident Advice Helpline we can provide. With over 200 specialist solicitors on our books, and the 15 years’ worth of experience that we have gathered, we are adept at handling claims for every type of injury sustained in all sorts of different circumstances in the workplace.
Workplace injury statistics according to RIDDOR
There are an incredible number of accidents and injuries that happen in the workplace every year. Last year, according to statistics on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website, over 646,000 incidents were recorded under the (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) reporting scheme, 197,000 of which were classified as resulting in major injuries.
Let a specialist workplace injury lawyer in Stroud at Accident Advice Helpline handle your claim
One of the most dangerous types of machines in any factory workplace are power saws, in particular circular saws. The problem is that because the blade has to be exposed in order to cut the material, it will cut anything with which it comes into contact, including human flesh.
The sharpness of the blades, and the speed at which they rotate, mean that limbs and digits can suffer extreme trauma in a split second. If you are the victim of such an incident, and you believe your employer to be liable, you can appoint Accident Advice Helpline and a specialist workplace injury lawyer in Stroud to handle a claim for compensation on your behalf.
HSE regulations are strict and clear about the necessity for naked blades to be fitted with appropriate guards. Every employer has a duty of care towards their employees to ensure they can work safely. Risk assessments should be carried out to highlight any hazards, and appropriate measures put in place in mitigation. If any employer does not fully meet this obligation, they contravene health and safety procedures and open themselves up to being sued by injury victims for appropriate compensation.
The prerequisites that need addressing
As well as proving that the employer is to blame for an incident in the workplace that results in injury, you must also observe the other prerequisites that need addressing:
- The nature and severity of the injury must warrant any claim for compensation;
- The injury victim must supply medical proof of the injury; and
- The injury must have been sustained within the past three years.
Our renowned no win no fee service
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our no win no fee services are unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen, and are also renowned within the claims industry. They include the use of the compensation calculator on our website, which only takes 30 seconds to provide an estimate of how much your claim could be worth.
To find out more, why not chat to a member of our support team via our free helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile?
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown