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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitor in Hartlebury


    Imagine this situation for a moment: you’re at work doing your job and you badly injure yourself. Are you entitled to compensation? This guide will hope to provide an answer by giving you a checklist against which you can assess your claim.

    Moreover, we’ll also tell you how to find a solicitor in Hartlebury who is appropriate to your case.

    What your employer must do

    Your employer has certain obligations which they have to follow through on. They must ensure that the space in which you work is fit for purpose. Specifically, they must make all reasonable provisions to ensure that all risks are reduced as much as possible.

    These provisions will vary depending on the type of workplace. A factory for example must make sure all the machinery is as safe as possible and also guard against long term conditions that can arise as a result of working there.

    One of these conditions could be something known as industrial deafness which comes from working in a loud environment for a prolonged period of time. Your employer should take measures such as offering you ear defenders to protect against the noise and reducing the length of time during the day in which you are exposed to this environment. If they fail to do this, then they may well have to pay compensation for the condition.

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    Your rights

    If you’re forced off work as a result of any injury then it’s important to know your rights. Many people are worried that they will not have money coming in. This depends on the contract you’ve reached with your employer – and specifically how much sick pay you are entitled to. Some will keep you on for full pay for quite a long time, whereas others may not offer it.

    If you have no sick pay then the money you’ve lost as a result of your accident will be folded into your compensation claim. The courts will look at your claim and make a decision based on the amount you’ve already lost and how much you might potentially lose in the future. They will then decide how much the other side has to pay you.

    Finding a solicitor in Hartlebury via Accident Advice Helpline

    So, if you think you have a good chance of winning your case, you should seriously start to think about how you can find a solicitor in Hartlebury who can help with your case.

    For the best results possible you should find someone who focuses on claims against employers – they will give you better advice at the start of the process and will be much more likely to win at the end.

    So to find a solicitor in Hartlebury who can help you make a no win no fee claim, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.

    Date Published: 31st March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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