With a regional economy traditionally based on manufacturing and heavy industries such as coal mining, and also famous for its lace making, Nottinghamshire is a thriving, diverse and hard-working English county, with below average levels of unemployment. The flipside of this is that employees face the same odds of having a work-based accident here as they do in any other UK region.
The reality is that accidents at work can, and do, happen despite the best intentions of employers and in spite of the safety precautions that may be in place. Injuries resulting from accidents which happen at work range from minor sprains and lacerations to broken limbs, severe injuries, loss of mobility and sadly, although rarely, some incidents may be fatal. On a more positive note, if you are based in the county and want to sue for damages in Nottinghamshire, you could claim for personal injury compensation.
Want to sue for damages in Nottinghamshire? Here’s what the law says
In the United Kingdom, those who employ staff and own businesses are legally obliged to look after their workers’ safety and well-being. All businesses must also hold insurance and comply with health and safety legislation.
Unfortunately, there are employers that do not meet these legal obligations, and so you can submit your claim if it was negligence on the part of the organisation for which you work that caused your mishap.
In fact, in some situations, you may even be able to claim if you did something to contribute to what happened, but your employer is considered to have been the key party responsible for your injury.
In the UK, the law also states that if you want to sue for damages in Nottinghamshire or anywhere else, you must do so within a three-year window of the accident taking place.
Here are just some of the reasons you could claim:
- A falling object.
- Hazardous machinery or poorly maintained equipment.
- Failure to comply with Health and Safety rules.
- Dangerous workplace procedures and practices.
What the Accident Advice Helpline can do
We’re a very well-established personal injury law firm with many years’ experience of handling personal injury claims following work-based accidents. We work on a no win no fee basis. Get in touch and talk to us in confidence today, just dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 2nd July 2014
Author: Jan Newell