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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Victim of an accident at work in Wigan

    You may be entitled to launch a personal injury compensation claim if you were a victim of an accident at work in Wigan, if it is found that the task you were undertaking in the workplace when your injury occurred, was not previously, correctly risk assessed. Risk assessments form the basis of a good health and safety regime in any company, no matter what industry sector it operates within.

    When a risk assessment has not been carried out, or the assessment was not deemed to be thorough enough, the injury risk factor will be considerably increased. Take an incident that happened recently in West Bromwich as an example.

    Forklift truck falls 1.2 m off a ramp

    The incident in question happened when a forklift driver fractured a vertebrae in his back because the forklift he was driving fell off a ramp. The ramp had been positioned to gain access to allow a truck to be unloaded. This is a standard procedure and is carried out by attaching the ramp to the truck, or trailer and securing it into position with 2 chains. In this particular incident one chain was left off, as nearby, overhanging bushes made it difficult to attach it securely in position.

    Risk assessment found to be lacking

    Under other circumstances, it could have proved to be negligence on the part of the forklift driver for not attaching chains correctly. However, in this particular instance when the risk assessment for this particular operation was inspected, it was found to be lacking, and did not specify the absolute necessity for both chains to be securely fitted. Therefore the company were found to be liable to pay compensation, which in this particular instance amounted to some £8,000 plus costs.

    Have you been the victim of an accident at work in Wigan?

    If you’ve suffered a serious injury in your workplace in Wigan, and you wish to launch a Wigan accident at work claim for financial compensation via Accident Advice Helpline’s ‘no win, no fee*’ service (as recommended by Esther Rantzen); in order to give your claim the best chance of succeeding, the following prerequisites need to be observed.

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    • The blame for the accident that caused the injury must lay with someone other than the injury victim
    • The injury needs to be significant enough to warrant the raising of a claim
    • The accident/injury must have taken place within the three years immediately preceding the date of the claim
    • The injury victim will need to be able to supply medical proof substantiating the nature and severity of the injury

    Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now

    For expert help and advice after being the victim of an accident at work in Wigan, call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline now for expert legal advice.

    To find out more, call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline. Or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    You can send us the text message “claim365” to 88010 and we will call you to findout how we can help with the claims’ process.

    Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now for expert legal advice.

    Date Published: 5th October 2014

    Author: Howie

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.