Have you had a trip or slip at work? Maybe you’ve injured your back doing heavy lifting, or been hurt as a result of defective machinery or unsafe work practices? A Troedyrhiw workplace accident could have many different causes, but if the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Injured in a Troedyrhiw workplace accident?
In the UK, the employer is responsible for minimising any risk to an employee’s safety in the workplace. This means they must:
- Identify and assess risks
- Ensure safe working practices
- Alert employees to risks
- Train employees in safe working practices
- Maintain equipment
- Have proper insurance
- Follow health & safety procedures
You can find out more about the law in the UK on the website of the Health & Safety Executive.
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have a Troedyrhiw workplace accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. UK law states that claims must be made within three years of the accident, or within three years of discovering that the accident was the cause of your injury. The second clause is helpful in cases involving toxic substances like asbestos, where the injury itself might not be obvious for some time.
Claiming compensation can be complex, and most people find the help of a specialist solicitor is invaluable. Whilst some people try a Troedyrhiw workplace accident firm, you may prefer to engage a law firm which operates on a national level. Accident Advice Helpline has almost fifteen years of experience in handling personal injury claims. The professional advisers on the helpline can generally process your claim over the phone, and most claimants don’t need to attend court hearings. If you’ve decided to make a claim, or if you’re simply looking for advice, Accident Advice Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
‘No win, no fee*’
Recovering from an accident is a stressful time, and the costs of engaging a solicitor can be off-putting. All the lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline operate on a strictly ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, ensuring that they won’t charge you for their time unless they win your case. This keeps expert legal representation affordable. You can find out more by calling the helpline on the Freephone number, or, to see if you’re eligible to claim, try the 30 second test on the website.