Workplace injuries in Dagnall are not confined to jobs that are classed as being dangerous, such as heavy industry and construction work. Regardless of whether you work outdoors or in a nice warm office, you can still be a victim of a work-related accident.
For many years, Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with the aftermath from work-related accidents and the injuries that they have caused. If you have been the victim of a work-related accident, you might be considering finding an injury lawyer to help you with making a personal injury compensation claim.
Health and safety laws
There are a lot of laws surrounding health and safety within the workplace, which all employers have a legal obligation to follow. It is important to point out that all employees also have a legal responsibility under these laws as a way of protecting themselves and work colleagues.
An injury lawyer will be aware of the legislation that surrounds the workplace in which you have been injured. The main purpose of the health and safety law is to protect people within their place of work. Under the legislation, the employer has a legal responsibility to:
- Provide a safe system of work;
- Provide a safe place to work;
- Provide safe work equipment that is correctly maintained; and
- Provide training and instruction that is renewed on a regular basis.
As well as the basic laws that are in place, over the years there have been various regulations and statues put in place that surround the health and safety regimes within the workplace. The regulations provide duties and standards to do with almost every type of workplace.
Getting compensation for workplace injuries in Dagnall
When it comes to getting the compensation to which you are entitled for your work-related accident, there are two main options that you have — using a local injury lawyer or a national legal firm.
One of the advantages of using a national law firm is that they have a large network of lawyers from all across the UK and will appoint the best lawyer for your case. When the best and most suitable lawyer is appointed, it can make a big difference to the way in which the case is handled and the amount of compensation that is awarded.
Appointing a national law firm – Accident Advice Helpline
If you have decided that you want to make use of a national law firm then it is very easy to make a start on your case for compensation, because all that you need to do is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile or complete the short application form on our website. When you first make contact, we will gather full details on your workplace injuries in Dagnall so that the most appropriate lawyer can be appointed to deal with the case.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown