Norfolk is divided into various government districts, and North Norfolk is one of these. It takes up much of the northern part of the county, facing the sea. It accounts for around 101,000 residents, but few of those will ever have had cause to look into the idea of claiming North Norfolk accident at work compensation.
Compensation amounts are paid out regularly to people who have been injured in some manner that was not of their own doing. This does not include regular accidents of course; after all, we are all aware things sometimes happen that could never have been foreseen. On the other hand, there are instances where people have been injured in ways that could have been entirely preventable had the proper actions been taken in advance.
Accidents happening at work – how often does it occur?
This is something many people are curious about. Accidents used to be very common in the workplace in years gone by; they were almost a part of the job. Nowadays, since the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced in the seventies, things are fortunately very different indeed. There are very few occurrences where things go wrong and employers are discovered to have been negligent because they didn’t do what they should have done to adhere to those laws.
With that in mind, if you have been hurt while doing your job, you need to consider whether you were following all the rules that typically come into play in that setting. Did your employer warn you of potential dangers or train you properly? Did they issue you with whatever safety equipment may have been required? Did they make sure you knew how to operate machinery or tackle any of the other tasks you are normally expected to undertake?
Seeking advice from a personal injury lawyer does make a lot of sense in a situation like this. However, you may wonder how much this might cost you. If you call Accident Advice Helpline, you will soon realise our no-obligation advice is given freely to begin with. Furthermore, if your claim fails, you won’t have any solicitors’ fees to worry about, as they won’t be payable.
To find out more about North Norfolk accident at work compensation and whether you might be able to get some, call 0800 689 0500. Since it is an 0800 number, there’s no charge.
Date Published: 8th September 2014
Author: David Brown