If you commute into Edinburgh and you’ve suffered an injury at work, you may require the services of solicitors in Longniddry to help you to register a claim for compensation. But before you’ll be able to have your claim validated, you’ll need to be sure of the following criteria:
- That the blame for the injury you’ve sustained lies with your employer.
- That the injury is a relatively serious one, and/or has either impacted on your earning ability, or presented you with certain additional costs
- That the injury occurred within the last 3 years; within 3 years of the date you register your claim.
You should also be prepared to supply medical proof of the injury.
Injuries caused by slips, trips and falls
The most common type of injury, in almost any scenario, is caused by a slip, trip or fall. But bearing in mind what we mentioned above – i.e. that the blame must ultimately be attributable to your employer, you won’t be able to claim if your injury was the result of your own carelessness or negligence.
Musculoskeletal injuries in the office workplace
The other type of office workplace injuries that solicitors in Longniddry may be asked to help with are musculoskeletal injuries, which are often caused either by trying to lift a heavy or awkward load, or sitting at a workstation, which has not been properly, ergonomically surveyed and set up.
RSI in the office workplace
The last type of injury, which is also quite prevalent in the office working environment, is RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), which often manifests itself in people who constantly use computer keyboards.
The employer’s duty of care
All employers have a duty of care to ensure that their employees are able to carry out their work duties without compromising their health and safety. As well as making sure that all employees are issued with a copy of the company’s health and safety policy, and procedures, employers must also carry out risk assessments and ensure that their employees are made aware of best working practices.
Solicitors in Longniddry may also help with golfing injury claims
Any solicitors in Longniddry you come across may also be able to help with personal injury claims for golf related injuries; but once again, don’t forget that the same “qualifying” criteria listed above will apply to golf injuries too.
Accident Advice Helpline – operating nationwide
As one of the foremost injury claim lawyers in the UK, we here at Accident Advice Helpline help people to claim injury compensation all over the country, regardless of where they live or work. Many people use the HOW MUCH calculator on our website’s homepage to validate their potential claim and get an estimate as to how much it could be worth. It all takes under 30 seconds on average.
The no-win, no-fee service that we offer is renowned within the industry and comes unreservedly recommended by people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
Or more information, call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown