Whether you live in Fakenham, in Birmingham, in Scotland or Wales, it really does not matter. All workplaces are governed by the same laws and your employer has a legal duty to keep you safe while you are at work.
If you do suffer an injury while you are at work that was not your fault, then you may be able to make an injury claim, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline.
Health and safety regulations
Your employer is supposed to protect your health and safety while you are at work, by UK law. It means that not only do they have to ensure you have a safe work environment, but that the workplace is kept clean and tidy and also that you have enough room to do your job properly.
If they fail to provide all of this then this can cause them some problems for the future, especially if a staff member is injured in an accident.
Make a personal injury claim
There are numerous different things that can cause an accident at work, such as:
- Heavy lifting without proper training
- Working at height without safety rails
- Using plant and machinery without safety devices fitted and working
- Constant use of keyboards
- Obstructions in walkways that should not be there
- Spillages on floors that are not cleared up
- Excessive use of vibrating tools
Any sort of accident at work that was not your own fault can mean you may be entitled to claim compensation from your employer for their negligence.
Former staff members
Once a staff member leaves, it does not mean that the issue goes away. Previous staff members can still become ill even after they have left this job, but they can still prove they incurred this illness from the job they did for your boss. Some of the problems that can manifest themselves later are:
- Vibration white finger
- Asbestos related illnesses (these can take up to 40 years)
- Industrial deafness
Looking for solicitors in Fakenham?
If you have an accident at work that was not your fault, if your injuries needed medical attention and the accident happened no more than three years ago, you should be speaking to the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Fakenham we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Fakenham look no further than our expert service.
Our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, is where anyone wanting to make a compensation claim can speak to one of our friendly advisors for answers to any questions they may have about making a claim. Alternatively you can visit our website and complete the 30-second test, and this will give you a rough idea about how much compensation you can expect to be awarded.
Date Published: 29th March 2014
Author: David Brown