The university city of Newport in south-east Wales lies 12 miles from Cardiff. In 2011, Newport was Wales’ third-largest city with a population of 145,700 and it was once also the largest coal exporting port in Wales. Today, many large corporations are based here including offices, warehouses, factories and retail outlets, employing thousands of local people. The last thing anybody expects when they go to work is to be injured in an accident, yet this can and does happen. Regardless of the type of job you do, if health and safety isn’t taken seriously, this could result in an accident which leaves you suffering from minor or more serious injuries. Making a Newport accident at work claim could be on the cards if you’ve been injured and you think that somebody else is to blame.
What are your employer’s responsibilities?
Employers have a duty of care towards their members of staff and this means that they should take reasonable steps to keep you safe whilst you’re at work. If you work in an environment with heavy machinery, such as a factory or warehouse, for example, this should be well-maintained and regularly checked to ensure that it is safe to operate. If you work in a shop or office, there are still health and safety regulations to take into consideration. Your desk needs to be set up properly to prevent back injury or repetitive strain, and your work environment should be well-lit, clean and tidy. Tripping hazards such as trailing cables or boxes of stock could easily cause an accident, and it’s important to be aware of these. If you think that there was more your employer could have done to prevent your accident from happening, then you could make a Newport accident at work claim within three years of your accident.
Should you make a Newport accident at work claim?
There is no point avoiding making a Newport accident at work claim just because you’re worried about being a pain or irritating your employer or colleagues. You’re perfectly entitled to make a claim for compensation if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, and we can help you to get the compensation you are entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of workers with their workplace accident claims since 2000 and we could help you too. There’s no need to worry about what anybody else thinks, or about how your claim will impact your employer, as they will have liability insurance in place that will pay out in the event of a claim.
Even if you’re not quite sure who is to blame for your accident or whether or not you are eligible to make a claim, you can get in touch with us by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Or if you’d prefer to get an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to receive for your injuries before you decide whether or not to proceed with a claim, you could always use the 30-second calculator on our website for a rough idea.