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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Southwark Accident at Work Claim


    The importance of carrying out risk assessments cannot be overstressed. When actioned correctly, a good risk assessment will spot any likely hazards that can arise during an operation or task so that they can be mitigated. If you work in Southwark, and you’ve been injured through no fault of your own while carrying out a task that had not been previously risk assessed, then your employer is guilty of compromising your right to health and safety in the workplace.

    You will be well within your rights to launch a Southwark accident at work claim, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline will put our no win no fee claim process at your disposal.

    Worker trapped by the neck and killed in tragic accident

    An example of job going wrong that could have easily been prevented, happened when an employee at an abattoir in Galashiels, was involved with the removal of a support frame on the company’s premises. Unfortunately, as the frame was being dismantled, it collapsed, trapping the worker by the neck. Tragically the man died at the scene. The company is family owned and the dead man, was a member of the family.

    A risk assessment could have prevented the accident

    When the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) investigated the accident, they discovered that the company had not provided any instructions, training, or supervision, and that no appropriate risk assessment had been carried out for the task in question. Had it been, and a propping-up mechanism been provided, an extremely unfortunate accident, and loss of life, might have been avoided.

    Company suffers tragic loss and is fined £100,000

    In addition to the tragic loss of a loved one, the company was fined £100,000 for contravening sections 2(1); 33(1)(a); and 33(1)c of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and Regulation 3(1)(c) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

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    Seeking compensation via a Southwark accident at work claim

    If you are employed in Southwark, and you are badly injured in an accident at work because the operation you were performing had not been correctly risk assessed, you will be morally and legally entitled to launch a Southwark accident at work claim to seek reparation by way of compensation.

    Just answer 4 simple questions to pre-value your claim

    To establish how much compensation you could receive for your injury, go to the AAH website and use what we refer to as our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. Once you answer 4 simple questions, it will issue you with an estimate in just 30 seconds.

    The user-friendliness of AAH

    The no win no fee process that we operate here at AAH is considered simple and user-friendly. Together with the industry-leading customer support that we provide, they’re the reasons that Esther Rantzen gives us such a glowing recommendation. To find out more, visit our website or chat to one of our experienced advisors, using the toll-free helpline service that we provide on 0800 180 4123 from any mobile, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.

    Date Published: 20th October 2014

    Author: Howie

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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