A Staffordshire accident at work can have a devastating effect on your life. The physical, emotional and financial consequences may linger for months or even years, but you may feel reluctant to make a claim for fear that you will jeopardise your job security.
If your accident was caused by your employer’s careless or deliberate actions, then they should pay you compensation for the losses you have encountered. While you may worry about the repercussions, it is likely that your employer will be more than willing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Determining liability in Staffordshire accident at work cases
Before making a claim against your employer, you will need to apportion the blame for your Staffordshire accident at work. This task can be a challenge, as you will need to provide solid evidence in support of your allegations.
Suppose, for example, you slipped in your workplace. Your slip may have been caused by a wet floor, but who failed to notify you of the presence of the wet floor? Liability will vary, depending on the events leading up to your accident. Did the cleaner fail to put a warning sign in place? Did someone intentionally move the warning sign? Or did you not see the warning sign because you were not paying attention to where you were going?
When you contact Accident Advice Helpline about your Staffordshire accident at work, one of our trained claims advisers will review all of the evidence to determine whether your employer really was liable for your injuries. If we ascertain that your employer was to blame, we will match you up with an experienced personal injury solicitor who will help you to file a personal injury claim against your employer. Our solicitors handle a high volume of claims arising from accidents at work in Staffordshire and they will be able to use their knowledge and skills to persuade your employer to provide you with full and fair compensation for your injuries and financial losses.
To receive the compensation you deserve, you must get in touch with us before your claim expires. You can do this via our Freephone helpline, or you can use our 30-second test. You will usually have three years in which to make your claim, but the longer you leave it, the more difficult it can become to claim compensation. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 5th October 2014
Author: Jan Newell