When you go to work somewhere you’re entitled to expect that your employer will have made all reasonable precautions to make sure you have a safe and secure environment in which to work. But unfortunately that does not always happen. This article will look at what is involved in making a claim against your employer and how you can go about finding a personal injury lawyer in Alveston who can help with your case.
Nervous first steps
Many people don’t like the idea of launching a legal claim against a firm that they work for. However it is illegal for a firm to take action against any employee who has made a worthwhile claim, so it’s always worth stopping and asking yourself if you do indeed have a case. That’s important because all too often people neglect to seek out the compensation to which they should in truth be entitled.
By law an employer is required to take all reasonable measures to ensure that any employee is kept as safe as possible while they are on the premises. They will also have taken out employers’ liability insurance to guard against any of the things that can often go wrong when you work there. Most importantly, though, they should carry out a risk assessment that should look at some of the things that can go wrong and what measures should be put in place to ensure that doesn’t happen.
This will vary depending on the environment. A factory or farm, for example, will present very different risks to an office and should be treated accordingly.
In addition to all the accidents that can happen an employer should look at longer term degenerative conditions that can arise over time. These include things such as industrial deafness and asbestos poisoning which can creep up on people gradually over a period of time.
They should take any measures possible to reduce the risks of these conditions. For example, they can provide ear defenders to people working in noisy conditions or modify the machinery with mufflers so the sound does not affect people to the same degree.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Alveston
If you think you have a case against your employer you should take your queries to Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll spend time looking at your case and offer you the benefit of our experience to point the way forward. It may well be that we don’t think you have a legitimate claim in which case it’s better to know now, but if we do like your chances then we’ll help you find a personal injury lawyer in Alveston who can help you with your case.
For more information about finding a personal injury lawyer in Alveston, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown