The British workplace has come a long way in the last century. Fatalities at work are now thankfully rare and injuries are no longer the norm.
Health and Safety regulation has played a huge part in making that change. It is often ridiculed, but like it or not, Health and Safety makes a difference to our workplace. Managers are obliged by law to follow Health and Safety regulation, but sadly not every manager does.
When things go wrong and you get injured at work, you need to think about whether you make a worker’s compensation claim. Legal advice for workers compensation claims is available from us today.
Legal advice for workers compensation claims… How do I know if I am eligible?
You are eligible to make a worker’s compensation claim if you have been injured at work in the last three years in an accident that your employer could have prevented.
This could mean that your employer knew you were at risk and did nothing to prevent your accident or it could mean that your employer could have reasonably been expected to foresee that there could be an accident, but they failed to take action.
What kind of compensation claims do you deal with?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with many different kinds of workplace compensation cases, including:
- Back injuries and injuries arising from manually handling and lifting
- Slips, trips and falls in the workplace
- Faulty or dangerous equipment
- Carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injury
- Injuries from incorrect use of equipment or lack of training in the use of equipment
We also deal with more unusual injuries at work. If you feel you have grounds to make a workers compensation claim, call our 24 hour helpline for free advice.
I think I can make a worker’s compensation claim – what do I do next?
Try our 30 second compensation claim calculator to see how much your claim could be worth. Or you can just give us a ring on our 24 hour helpline and our dedicated advisers will offer you free, honest advice on your individual circumstances. If you decide that you want to go ahead with a workers compensation claim, we can offer you the full support and guidance you need.
We work with many specialist injury solicitors across the UK. We will match you to the legal expertise you need to get the best result from your case. Your solicitor will prepare your case, gather evidence and facts with your assistance and agree the course of action and desired outcome with you.
Then your solicitor will approach your employer and put your case to them. At every stage of your claim, we will be here alongside your solicitor to smooth the way for you. We take care of the paperwork and keep you up to date with all developments in your case.
We are here 24 hours a day to offer you support and advice and make sure that your claim is as swift and stress-free as possible.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown