Like any area here in the UK, Southwark claims its fair share of accident injury victims, in respect of injuries that take place in RTAs, injuries that have happened following an accident in the home, or injuries that have happened following an incident in the workplace. Whatever the injury is, providing the blame for the incident that caused the injury is attributable to a third party, you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
The redevelopment of Southwark
Part of the Southwark area fronts the River Thames and forms part of the renowned South Bank, an area which has undergone major redevelopment in recent years following the reduction in river-based trade and the conversion of the docks and wharfs into residential, corporate, and retail premises.
Injuries in the workplace in Southwark
A large majority of the Southwark claims for injuries that we here at AAH process, are for injuries that happen in the workplace. All of the recent redevelopment here in Southwark has expanded the workforce population quite significantly, and simple logistics explains why this type of injury claim is quite prevalent.
The employer must be held accountable
Whatever the nature of the injury, the most important thing in terms of being able to raise a claim for compensation for an injury in the workplace, is that the employer has to be held accountable. Other factors include that the incident or injury must have happened within the last three years, and that the injury itself must be of a reasonably serious nature. Things like minor cuts, or sprains, would not normally be considered.
The employer’s duty of care
Any business that employs staff has a duty of care to that staff, to ensure they are able to work in a safe environment. If any business uses potentially dangerous chemicals, these must be controlled under the C.O.S.H.H. regulations, and whether the business is a manufacturing company, or an administrative company, all operations and duties that staff are expected to perform, must be risk assessed. If any sort of risk is realised, it must be mitigated by either redesigning the way in which the duty is carried out, and/or by issuing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
Pre-verifying your Southwark claims
If you’ve been injured and you are wondering whether or not to take your employer to task, you might first wish to find out how much compensation you could be due. The easiest and quickest way to establish this is to visit the AAH website and make use of the HOW MUCH calculator you’ll find there. By supplying the answers to 4 simple questions, utilising the drop down boxes provided, you can authenticate your claim in principle, and get an estimate as to its value compensation-wise within just 30 seconds.
The no win no fee* injury claim process we offer here at AAH is unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen. To find out more, call our free helpline from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or if using your mobile, 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 30th June 2014