When we’re at work we expect our employers to take all reasonable action to keep us in a safe and secure environment. However, when this does not happen, and you suffer an injury as a result, where should you turn to? This blog will tell you more about claiming for an injury in the work place and how you can go about finding the best serious injury solicitors in St Boswells to help with your case.
Accidents at work
Under UK law all employers are required to make every reasonable effort to reduce the risk of accidents to their workers while they are on site.
These precautions will naturally vary depending on the type of work. An office environment, for example, will be a different proposition from a factory or an agricultural setting. Employers will have to take a risk assessment and find ways of reducing the possibility of accidents as much as possible.
For an office it might be a case of making sure all walk ways are clear and heavy objects are not stored in dangerous places.
In a factory it is a question of making sure all machinery is adequately maintained and that workers have the right safety gear.
Long term conditions
However, it is not just a one off accident which could be a problem in the work place. Let’s imagine there’s a factory in which you’re working with loud machinery for a long period of time. Were you to stay in this job, every day for many years you could experience what’s known as industrial deafness.
The employer should work hard to make sure that all measures are put in place to reduce the risk of this happening. This includes providing protective ear defenders or muffling the noise the machines make.
Equally, another workplace may leave you open to repetitive strain injury.
When this happens it could be possible that you can claim if the workplace failed to take precautions to stop you from suffering this condition.
If you think you have a case, the first thing to do is to contact an organisation such as Accident Advice Helpline. We exist to make it easier for people to make a claim by offering free advice with no obligation to take a claim forward. We’ll look at your case and tell you how we think you should proceed.
Finding serious injury solicitors in St Boswells
As well as advice we can also offer the prospect of help finding serious injury solicitors in St Boswells. We can find someone in your area who has the right skillset to take your claim forward. In this case it would be someone who specialises in workplace injuries.
Best of all we can offer you this guarantee. Because all our lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis, you will only have to pay us anything if you win the case.
So to find out how we can help you find the best serious injury solicitors in St Boswells for help with employment law, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown