Each day there are hazards everywhere pausing a threat to having an accident. Wet floors, pot holes in the road and blind bends are just a small handful of incidents which can occur. Yet it is normally in the places you wouldn’t expect an accident to happen when they do occur. Accidents in the workplace can’t always be avoided. Workplace incident claims in West Lancashire vary in all areas of work related incidents, but how do you know if you can put in a claim?
Health And Safety
Laws, rules and regulations are all in place at every business and industry for the exact purpose of making the environment safe for employees. Audits, paperwork and licenses are all well and good, but if your company does not cherish the health and safety regulations as they should then they are putting you at risk. Negligence is just one area of workplace incident claims in west Lancashire dealt with. Failure to abide by the rules in place for safety can place your place of work in very hot water.
In addition it is your company’s responsibility to provide protective garments and accessories. Not supplying masks, gloves, high visual jackets and other accessories will also give you a winning case.
In the UK there is a time limit of 3 years in order to make a claim against an accident in the work place. A claim after this length of time will significantly reduce the possibility of being able to claim any compensation. A circumstance in which this length of time may be irrelevant is in cases related exposure to asbestos. Perhaps a few years down the line it becomes apparent that that is where the initial source of the disease came from, in which circumstance you may still be entitled to make a workplace incident claim in West Lancashire.
All cases against places of work can take different amounts of time to resolve depending on the nature of the accident and other principles too. Workplace incident claims in West Lancashire have the support of solicitors and lawyers in respectable firms who will be able to help. Accident Advice Helpline can also help if you need impartial advice as to whether you have the grounds for a claim. Call 0800 689 0500 to receive some advice on how to begin your proceedings on obtaining your work related compensation.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014
Author: David Brown