The royal town of Sutton Coldfield, often referred to simply as ‘Sutton’ lies around 6.5 miles to the north-east of Birmingham. With a population of 95,107 in 2011, this affluent town grew thanks to its steel and cotton industries, as well as stone from the local quarry. There’s plenty of green space in the area too with a large part and nature reserve as well as a popular golf course. If you’ve been injured in an accident at your place of work, making a Sutton Coldfield accident at work claim could be on the cards.
Your employer could be held liable and ordered to pay you compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings – but you’ll need to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
Injured at work
You might be thinking that workplace accidents only happen in the most dangerous industries – that’s simply not true. In fact you could be injured in any workplace, whether you work in an office, a shop or even a library. The most common types of accidents are slips, trips and falls, and you’d be surprised at the range of injuries that can be sustained even from these types of accidents. You could fall from a ladder in a stock room, trip over trailing cables in an office or slip on a wet floor whilst working in a bar.
You might be lucky enough to escape with a sprained ankle or cuts and bruises, but you could suffer broken bones, a back injury or even a head injury, if you hit your head as you fall. If you work in a more dangerous environment such as in a factory or warehouse, you could be injured by heavy machinery or vehicles such as a forklift, and manual handling injuries are quite common too. In fact you could make a Sutton Coldfield accident at work claim for almost any type of injury, provided somebody else is at fault for your accident.
Claiming after a workplace accident
There are many reasons why people avoid claiming compensation for accidents at work. You might be worried about ‘making a fuss’ or losing your job, or perhaps you’re concerned you won’t be able to afford the legal fees when you make a Sutton Coldfield accident at work claim. Accident Advice Helpline provides a 100% no win, no fee service, so anybody can afford to claim with us, and the claims process is pretty simple – it’s unlikely you’ll have to go to court. Call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim, and get confidential advice from our team of experts.
Date Published: 19th October 2014
Author: Emma Matthews