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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

    Workplace accident in South Staffordshire


    Personal Injury Solicitors in South Staffordshire

    If you’re considering claiming after a workplace accident in South Staffordshire due to an injury that was someone else’s fault, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you. As long as your accident occurred within the last three years and you’ve seen a medical professional for your injuries, we can help you to make a personal injury claim for compensation. There will be no upfront cost.

    Compensation after a workplace accident in South Staffordshire

    In terms of work-related injuries, falls from a height are probably one of the most common and serious. In 2011/12, there were 40 fatalities and 3.400 injuries caused by falls from a height. These occurred mainly in the construction industry.

    It is the responsibility of an employer to ensure that working practices are safe, and the risk of injury to employees is minimised. However, in the majority of falls from a height resulting in injury, it was proven that the employers were at fault.

    The main failing on the part of employers was a lack of adequate risk assessment. This means that workers are carrying out their jobs in dangerous situations, without proper safeguards.

    This can often result in a lack of appropriate training right through the chain of command, and often means corners are cut. Often a failure in leadership means that no one takes responsibility for ongoing health and safety matters. This results in issues arising on sites that aren’t dealt with.

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    While staff are required to take personal responsibility for health & safety, employees can find themselves under pressure to take risks or work with unsafe practices, or they hear their complaints ignored.

    Employers should avoid working from height where possible. If it is unavoidable, they should ensure that adequate training is given, protective gear is issued, and that machinery and equipment is properly and regularly maintained.

    If you were injured in such an accident and you feel your employer was at fault, you might consider claiming after a workplace accident in South Staffordshire, or elsewhere in the UK.

    Accident Advice Helpline – we have the specialist knowledge you need

    We can help you with your work-related claim. We have over 15 years’ experience of similar claims. Indeed. we’ve already helped thousands of people. Our in house solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis so there’s no upfront cost. They specialise in all aspects of personal injury legislation.

    Just call our free, no obligation helpline to get started. Our advisors are friendly and professional. They will take you through the claims process, answering any questions you might have.

    You’ll be relieved to hear that we can handle most claims entirely over the phone. This means you probably won’t have to go to court.

    Call us NOW on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from your mobile, and get all the help you need to make a claim.

    Date Published: 13th December 2015

    Author: joanna

    Category: Location Posts

    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.