The market town and former royal burgh of Dumfries had a population of 32,914 in 2011. Often nicknamed the ‘Queen of the South’, people from Dumfries are known as ‘doonhamers’. One of the town’s claims to fame is that James Barrie, author of Peter Pan, was educated at the academy here. Yet if it’s a solicitors in Dumfries you’re after, you may struggle to find one who specialises in personal injury law. This peaceful town may not seem like the kind of place you could be injured in an accident, but realistically, accidents have the potential to happen anywhere, at any time.
You could be injured in a workplace accident or hurt yourself after a slip or trip. Finding the right solicitors in Dumfries could also take time, and that’s something that you don’t have a lot of after an accident, as there is a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim.
Why do you need a solicitors in Dumfries?
If you’ve been injured and somebody else is to blame then you’ll need to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer in order to make a claim. It could be that you have been injured in an accident at work in Dumfries, whether you work in a warehouse, shop, factory or office. Accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, and it’s up to your employer to take steps to reduce the risk of accidents happening in the workplace. If they have not done their duty and you’ve been injured, they could be held responsible and ordered to pay you compensation. Here are just a few of the things that employers should do to ensure workplaces stay safe:
- Carry out risk assessments, particularly before any workplace changes (like starting a new project or installing new machinery)
- Provide all staff with the necessary training to carry out their job safely
- Check and maintain machinery and equipment to a safe standard
- Ensure employees take their allotted rest breaks to prevent them being overtired
- Monitor staff health and wellbeing to prevent stress
- Fix any reported problems or issues promptly
If you have been injured and you think that your employer could have done more to prevent your accident from happening then Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim. Our lawyers don’t charge any upfront fees, so even if your salary is suffering after taking time off work due to your injuries, you can afford to claim with us.
Who will pay my claim?
We often hear from people who are unsure about claiming personal injury compensation as they don’t want to ‘bother’ anybody or risk losing their job. In actual fact, there is no risk to your job when you make a claim for compensation. By law, all employers must have liability insurance and this will normally pay out in the event of a successful claim by an employee, so no money is coming out of your employer’s pocket. There are regulations in place to protect you after making a claim too, so you don’t need to worry about losing your job. If you are looking for solicitors in Dumfries you could make a claim even if you have suffered minor injuries, such as a sprained ankle from tripping on trailing cables in an office. Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, to find out more.