Mondays are most people’s least favourite day of the week. But while we may not necessarily welcome the office with open arms, it is a place that we at least expect to be safe and sound. So if that doesn’t happen, what can we do about it? And how can we find a personal injury lawyer who will help us out?
Rule 1 – don’t panic
Here’s one of the more common things people say to us: “I’d like to make a claim against my employer, but am afraid I’ll get dismissed.”
It’s a natural thing to be worried about – and even if you don’t care about having to leave your job there is a good chance that you’re a little worried about what the atmosphere might be like in the office after the case.
The good news is that you shouldn’t be worried at all about making a claim. It is against the law for a company to dismiss an employee because he or she has made an accident claim against the company. Equally it’s also against the law to discriminate against that employee because of the legal action taken. If either happens, then you’ll be entitled to make a further complaint against your employer.
Rule 2 – knowing who’s at fault
A lot of other claims also go unreported because people aren’t sure whether the company was liable or not. All firms are responsible for taking a risk assessment into the likely dangers their employees face in the work environment. Now, this will obviously vary depending on the type of working environment. One might reasonably expect an office, for example, to be a slightly safer environment than a factory – but there are still things that need to be done.
You’ll need to think that the accident was caused by something that could have been avoided had your boss taken different steps. For example, if something is piled up high and falls on you, then there is a case for saying it should have been fixed down in a safe place. Likewise, in the case of a man who had a fridge fall on him, there is a case for saying that it was not fixed properly.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Anniesland?
So, now you’re ready to make a claim and that means finding a personal injury lawyer. The first thing to be aware of is how long it might take. A simple case could take a couple of months while a more complex one could drag on for years. It all depends on how easy it is to demonstrate blame and how bad the injuries are.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Anniesland working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Anniesland or anyway make us your first point of call.
So, to find out more about whether or not you can claim and to find a personal injury lawyer, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown