It’s one of the more common complaints we see at Accident Advice Helpline – someone has been injured in the workplace and they want to know whether or not they can make a personal injury claim. We can help you with this and can almost certainly find a personal injury lawyer who has plenty of skills in workplace injury law. Here’s how.
Hurt in the workplace
There are two types of injuries you might suffer as a result of life in the workplace. The first could be something that is a one off. So something falls on you or you take a tumble because your employer has failed to take the adequate precautions necessary to ensure your safety.
The other is a longer term injury and this could be more difficult to pursue. In this you could find that over the years your work has left you vulnerable to certain conditions. Some of the more common problems people tend to have is something called industrial deafness or repetitive strain injury. There have also been plenty of instances in which people think they have been the victims of asbestos poisoning as a result of the office environment.
These can be quite difficult to pursue, but here we’ll look at how to approach both.
One off accidents
When your employer gets hold of their premises they should make a risk assessment to look at the type of accidents that might happen within the environment and to take reasonable measures to reduce the danger. They can’t eliminate risk entirely of course but they can work to make sure the chances of something going wrong are kept to a minimum. They should also take out employer’s liability insurance to cover any damages that happen to their employees while they are on site.
Longer term conditions
The same applies to longer term issues. For example, let’s imagine someone owns a factory. This place which involves operating loud machinery for prolonged periods could lead to industrial deafness over time. Your employer should do things such as supply protective equipment and reduce the amount of time you spend in the environment to reduce the danger to your hearing.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bellshill?
If you think you’ve been a victim of one of these longer term conditions as a result of something your employer has done the best thing you can do is to consult a specialist. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have plenty of people with a variety of specialisms so we’ll be able to place you with a personal injury lawyer who will be appropriate to your case. He or she will pursue your claim and offer the protection of no win no fee so if you don’t win you don’t pay.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bellshill 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 Bellshill or anyway make us your first point of call.
To find out more call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown