If you’ve been injured in the workplace through no fault of your own, then we here at Accident Advice Helpline (the workplace injury claim solicitor in Abertillery workers rely on) can help you to claim compensation. In many instances, the whole process can be handled entirely online, without the necessity for any court appearances.
The employer’s duty of care
All employers have a duty of care to ensure that their employees are able to carry out their duties in a safe environment. Risk assessments, the COSHH regulations, and the issuing of appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) are all tools that the employer can utilise to minimise risk.
The role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Health and safety in the workplace is taken very seriously by the HSE, who have issued guidelines relating to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The HSE, together with the local authority are responsible for ensuring employers comply in order to deliver a safe working environment.
If the act is contravened and an injury results, then injury victims can employ the services of a solicitor in Abertillery at Accident Advice Helpline (the specialist accident injury in the workplace solicitor workers can rely on), to pursue a claim for compensation.
Common workplace injuries
There are many types of injuries in the workplace, all of which, we here at Accident Advice Helpline, with our team of specialist solicitors, have in-depth knowledge of. They include:
- Slips, trips and falls (on level ground)
- Falls from height
- Collisions with vehicles
- Repetitive strain injury
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Industrial deafness
- Industrial eyesight injury
- Occupational related diseases
- Injuries caused by defective equipment
If any employee is not issued with appropriate PPE, or has not been adequately trained, or made aware of any relevant risks, then that employer may be deemed as being neglectful and can be sued for damages.
Qualifying factors for personal injury claims
As well, as the blame for any incident or the circumstances being attributable to the employer, there are other factors that also need to be considered in order to verify the veracity of any personal injury claim.
- The injury must have taken place in the past three years
- The nature and severity of the injury must justify raising a claim
- Medical proof will be required
Your 30-second estimate
Injury victims can get an estimate regarding how much compensation they could be due by visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website, and making use of the HOW MUCH calculator that is on the homepage. The whole process takes less than 30 seconds.
You can trust a solicitor in Abertillery at Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been helping people to claim compensation with our no-win, no-fee* service for well over 16 years. We are now one of the leading injury claim lawyers in the UK, and have the unreserved recommendation of people’s consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen. To find out more, contact our helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 free from any landline, or from any mobile phone, call 0333 500 0993 (charges may apply). All calls are treated in confidence.