Employers have a duty to protect their employees’ health and safety while they are at work. This means that workers should be properly trained to do their work safely, with the minimum risk of injury or accident. They should also be given the appropriate equipment and protective clothing, so that they can do their work with little risk to health or safety. Employers should carry out thorough risk assessments before any new job is tackled, so that injury and illness can be prevented as far as humanly possible. Failure to comply with the health and safety laws and guidelines can leave employers open to personal injury compensation claims.
Solicitors in Coleraine
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or occupational disease, you may be looking for solicitors in Coleraine to advise you about a potential personal injury compensation claim you may wish to make against your employer. Employers have public liability insurance to cover such claims. Alternatively, you may have had an accident at work, which you might be able to prove was not your fault with the assistance of solicitors in Coleraine.
In the case of a work-related illness, you and your solicitors in Coleraine would have to prove that it was caused as a result of your employer’s negligence. You would have three years from the first diagnosis in which to file an injury claim.
You can also check with solicitors in Coleraine, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out how long you have to file a claim for injuries, as there are different limitation periods for some accidents and injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need any information, help or advice about any type of potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time. Call us on one of our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?