Need a no win no fee* in Masham solicitor? Accidents sustained by apprentices
In the world of work we all have to start somewhere and it is wonderful when someone gives us a chance. But in doing so there is an expectation that in doing so we will be as safe as possible in the workplace. This is no more true than when it comes to putting an apprentice to work. The common misconception is that an apprentice is more likely to have an accident than a member of staff who has been employed for some time. This is simply not true.
At Accident Advice Helpline along with our no win no fee* in Masham solicitors we have experience in dealing with apprentice accidents. As an apprentice you are required to follow instructions, heed any and all training you are given, and adhere to the rules of the company. But what if those instructions are wrong? Or what if the training you have been given is inadequate? One of the most common causes of accidents in the workplace is inadequate training. At Accident Advice Helpline, we and our no win no fee* in Masham solicitors, have dealt with many causes of industrial accidents as a result of poor or inadequate training.
I’ve suffered an accident as an apprentice
Just because you are an apprentice it does not mean an accident was your fault. It is unfair to say that because you are new to your role within a company any accident is your fault. Accidents in the workplace can happen for any number of reasons and it is true that among them can be misadventure but as an apprentice you are under the supervision of someone with more experience and more extensive training. To this end if an accident occurs there’s a good chance it may have been the result of someone else’s negligence or poor training. As an apprentice you are effectively in the hands of others until such times as you have received a level of training that all parties are comfortable with.
The accident I suffered was not my fault
If you are – or were – an apprentice when the accident occurred and it wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to compensation. As we have already pointed out just because you were an apprentice it doesn’t mean the accident was down to your negligence.
At Accident Advice Helpline our lines are open twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and you can call us to talk about the nature of your accident and subsequent injuries. Our landline telephone number is 0845 180 4123 and our mobile telephone number is 0333 500 0992. Both lines are open twenty-four hours a day and a member of our team will take you through the initial assessment and if you are eligible for compensation we will pass your details to our no win no fee* in Masham solicitors.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014
Author: David Brown