Anyone wishing to launch a South Northamptonshire accident at work claim following an accident in the workplace that caused serious injury, is welcome to use the no win no fee* injury claim process that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline. It’s an effective system which last year helped to secure over £30 million worth of compensation for our clients. It also comes highly recommended by the former TV presenter and well-known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
Loft worker falls 4 metres and sustains only minor injuries
Working at height is a risky business at the best of times. But when the employer skates around health and safety issues, that risk can become an extreme hazard. Take for example the case of an 18-year-old worker who was employed by a loft conversion company. Because a full on-site inspection and risk assessment was not carried out prior to the work taking place, it was not apparent that there were voids in the roof that were covered with skimpy material. The 18-year-old unwittingly stepped on such material, and fell 4 metres to the staircase below. Amazingly, he only suffered a few cuts and bruises.
Any one of the six-man team could have been seriously injured or killed
The 18-year-old was extremely lucky according to the findings of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) in the subsequent investigation. The young man was part of a six-man team, any of who could have suffered a similar accident that could have caused serious injuries and could even have proved fatal.
Employer fined for casual and careless approach to employee’s health and safety
Even though the 18-year-old did not suffer any serious injuries, his employers were reprimanded for their casual and careless approach to health and safety, contravening the Work at Height Regulations 2005. They were fined £6000 and ordered to pay £729 to cover the prosecution’s costs.
Getting appropriate compensation for your South Northamptonshire accident at work claim
You may not be quite as lucky as the 18-year-old referred to in the paragraphs above. If you suffered a serious injury in South Northamptonshire through the carelessness of your employer, you should launch a South Northamptonshire accident at work claim to obtain the appropriate compensation.
Checking out how much compensation you could be due
To find out how much compensation you might be awarded for the injury you sustained, you should visit the AAH website and locate the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that can be found there. By answering four simple questions using the drop-down boxes provided, you’ll be given an estimate within just 30 seconds.
Using our toll-free helpline
If you encounter any difficulties or there is anything you don’t understand, you can use the toll-free helpline service that we provide, and chat to one of our experienced advisors. Don’t worry, any advice, you are offered is free of charge and comes without obligation, and your call will be treated in confidence. To access the helpline, call 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from your mobile.
Date Published: 20th October 2014