If you have had an accident at work which has caused you to suffer a personal injury then you may be entitled to make a Troedyrhiw compensation claim.
To find out more about whether or not you qualify to make a claim you can contact Accident Advice Helpline directly or take our 30-second test.
Who is to blame?
If you have suffered an accident at work you may automatically assume that it is your fault. After all, perhaps no one else was around. Perhaps you tripped over something and take the view that you should have paid better attention to what you were doing. It’s common to think this way. However, the truth of the matter is if what you tripped over was a hazard, then a Troedyrhiw compensation solicitor will be able to help you make a claim against the person who was responsible for the hazard, or the area in which you were working.
For example, if you were working in an open plan office and you tripped over cables whilst moving from one side of the communal area to another, your employer may be regarded as being liable for your accident. All employers have a duty of care to their employees to ensure that the work environment is safe and free from hazards and dangers. Leaving computer cables, or other wiring lying around public gangways and pathways (either internally or externally) is a breach of this duty and will leave them open to being sued if someone suffers an accident, and is injured.
Another example may be that you have injured yourself after lifting a heavy box. Perhaps this is not part of your usual duties but as a favour to your manager you completed the task because you had been asked to do so. Your manager should not ask you to do anything that you are not appropriately trained to do, therefore, if you have not received training in manual handling techniques, and are injured as a result your Troedyrhiw compensation solicitor will be able to make a case against your employer.
Each case is entirely individual, and the liability for any given accident will always depend upon the circumstances involved. This is why it is often beneficial to arrange for a professional Troedyrhiw compensation solicitor to help you make a claim instead of doing it yourself.
Using a Troedyrhiw compensation solicitor
One of the main reasons many people would prefer not to use a Troedyrhiw compensation solicitor to help them with their claim is because of the perceived costs involved. Whenever people consider legal matters they automatically assume it is going to cost a small fortune.
When you use Accident Advice Helpline this is not the case. We will not ask you to pay anything up front to secure our service. Equally thanks to our 100% no-win, no-fee* guarantee we won’t ask you to pay us anything if we are unable to secure you any compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on: 0800 689 0500. Or dial: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 5th July 2014
Author: David Brown