Have you been searching for a personal injury solicitor in Lincoln?
If you have had an accident at work in Lincoln then you have as much right to be compensated as someone whose accident occurred in a public place. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees and this includes taking steps to ensure that they are safe in the workplace. Health and Safety is big news in the modern workplace and all employers have to adhere to strict guidelines depending on the nature of their business.
If you have been injured in an accident at work that has resulted in a personal injury then you should speak to a specialist solicitor in Lincoln about making a claim for personal injury compensation. Many people are afraid to do this because of repercussions. They are concerned that they will be treated badly at work or that their employer will not be able to afford to compensate them. But it is in fact against the law for an employer to dismiss or discipline you while a claim is in progress and all are required to make the resulting compensation out of their Employer’s Liability Insurance.
Getting help from an injury at work solicitor in Lincoln – what type of accident at work claim can I make?
Accidents happen in all sorts of working environments. Below are some of the most common accident areas in the workplace.
- Construction Industry. This is obviously a high risk industry and accounts for nine percent of all reported accidents in the workplace.
- Factory Incidents. These often happen because of inadequate training while operating machinery or lifting heavy objects.
- Industrial Diseases. Common industrial diseases include Vibration White Finger and Asbestosis. This type of claim can commence three years after the symptoms first appear. This is different from the legal timescale for other types of accident where the claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident.
- Office Accidents. The most commonly reported accidents in the workplace are slips and falls usually caused by spilled substances and loose cables.
What should I do next?
If you have suffered an accident at work then you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or freephone 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get your claim started with your solicitor in Lincoln. We are a legal firm that have been helping people with personal injury claims for over fourteen years. If you need to speak to someone about your accident at work then call us today. Our lines are open twenty four hours a day seven days a week. We offer no obligation advice and will allow you to consider how you want to proceed. We can then provide you with a specialist solicitor in Lincoln to fight for your compensation award on your behalf.
Date Published: 19th May 2014