Work injury claim in Stockport
If you have suffered a work related injury in the last three years that was caused by your employer’s negligence or fault, you are entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering and any costs that resulted from your injury. Accident Advice Helpline was founded to help people just like you to receive justice and maximum compensation. Call your local solicitor about an injury claim in Stockport today to find out, if you qualify for a claim.
What are work related injuries?
Work related injuries are often caused by inadequate training provided – or not provided – by employers who are legally obliged to provide their employees with training, not just on work procedures and equipment usage but also on health and safety matters that relate to an employee’s time at their employer’s premises.
Sometimes employers are negligent when it comes to maintaining electrical or mechanical equipment their workforce uses on a daily basis and accidents occur as a result. More often than not, however, employees are simply not trained properly in how to use equipment or how to do their jobs without risking their health.
Repetitive work in particular can cause what is commonly known as “repetitive strain syndrome” which often affects wrists. In other cases employees lose their hearing because no protection was provided in noisy work environments. Slips, trips and falls are also quite common, where work spaces were kept in an untidy fashion in direct violation of health and safety legislation.
Well known cases in the past involved asbestos for example or coal miners suffering from respiratory problems after years of working in dusty environments without adequate ventilation or protection.
How do you know if you have a qualifying claim?
If you suffered a repetitive strain injury through inadequate work practices or insufficient training provided by your employer, you should first go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website, where a simple 30-second test will determine, if your claim qualifies for compensation.
Will a solicitor ask for money when helping you to make a work injury claim in Stockport?
No, Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm operating under the no win no fee agreement, a system that replaced the old legal aid system for personal injury claims. Solicitors’ costs are typically paid later on by the other party, when your claim for compensation has been settled. At that point your solicitor will forward a list of all costs you’ve incurred up to that point to the party responsible for your injury.
Date Published: 2nd May 2013