Viewpark was once a leading centre of industry in the North Lanarkshire area of Scotland, with many businesses still remaining in the area today. Whilst once known for being a mining town, there are now many modern industries operating in the area.
This means however, like most towns with thriving businesses, there are risks which can cause accidents at work. If you live in the area, it’s important to know what options are available to you following an accident at work, and what to do in order to seek work injury compensation in Viewpark.
What counts as an accident at work?
There are many incidents which could be classed as an accident at work. Your employer has a duty to protect its workers from these accidents through following strict health and safety guidelines and ensuring the well-being of its workers. Some common accidents which can occur in the workplace include:
- Burns and shocks as a result of faulty electrical equipment
- Slips, trips and falls as a result of spillages, hazardous objects, loose cabling and more
- Hearing loss through excessive noise
- Back injuries from manual handling
- Injuries caused through damaged structures.
No matter what type of accident you suffer, in order to claim work injury compensation in Viewpark, you must be able to demonstrate that you have both suffered an injury, and that your employer’s negligence was at fault.
Claiming work injury compensation in Viewpark
To find out whether or not you are eligible in order to claim compensation, it is recommended that you speak to an experienced law firm who deal with compensation claims. They will establish basic details such as whether the accident occurred in the last three years, the type of injuries sustained as well as other details which may help your case.
Many cases can be resolved over the phone with no need to go to court, making the claims process much less stressful. A reputable law firm will make sure that you are under no obligation to proceed, should you decide not to pursue your claim.
About Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is an experienced, dedicated law firm who have handled thousands of personal injury claims. We offer a 100% no win, no fee policy giving you confidence that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay any fees.
Working hard to provide you with friendly, useful advice, you can contact us either online or through our 24/7 advice line where one of our team will be glad to talk through your claim.
Date Published: 15th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell