Many people live and work in the London Borough of Hackney. It is usually just referred to as Hackney, and it lies just to the north of the central region of Greater London. Over 250,000 people live here, and as mentioned above, others will come into the area throughout the week to work for various businesses in the area. As you might expect in such a busy area, it would be possible to find solicitors in Hackney reasonably easily if you ever had to.
When it comes to working environments, you can find plenty of variety in this part of London. There are factories, shops and offices, all offering different places to work. Some require more skilled people than others, but suffice to say the variety is definitely there. Few people would end up being injured because they are simply doing their work, but in some cases things like this do have the chance to happen.
Health and safety at work
The Health and Safety at Work Act has done a great job of providing a framework within which employers must now operate. It is not going too far to say many lives have been saved, and many people have been saved from injury since that Act came into force many years ago.
Although the overwhelming majority of individual workers will be safe at work throughout their careers – in Hackney and elsewhere throughout the country – there are still occasions when things can go wrong. In these incidents, the employer can sometimes be found to be negligent in their management of the workplace, in terms of the health and safety aspect of things.
Was this true of your work-based accident?
If you are still reading this article, you may well have received an injury in your workplace. Depending on whether or not negligence on the part of your employer can be proven, you could get compensation for whatever injuries you suffered.
Finding solicitors in Hackney would seem to be a reasonable idea if you were injured while working in that area. Realistically though, it would be easier to call 0800 689 0500 if you wanted to. This is preferable to looking for a local personal injury lawyer, because we could put you in contact with someone local anyway. Make sure you have the best advice from us now – given on a no-obligation basis and at no risk to you.
Date Published: 1st April 2014
Author: David Brown