Knowledge of Health and Safety helps, say work accident compensation claims solicitors
Whilst many people would say the world has gone health and safety mad, a knowledge of health and safety helps in work accident compensation claims. We are all naturally aware of some of the seemingly ridiculous raft of health and safety laws that guide our daily lives. It is very important to remember that the reason some of these laws exist is because someone somewhere has probably been involved in an accident because the law to protect them did not exist and so judges working in the legal system have had to create law to protect innocent people.
This aside, knowledge of health and safety in the work place most definitely helps in work accident compensation claims from two angles:
- Employees are advised to know what the law is so they do not fall foul of it
- Employees are advised to know what the law is so they can monitor whether their employer is asking them to work in a situation that breaches health and safety law.
If we explain this in more detail, work accident compensation claims are generally only paid out if the accident you suffer was not your fault. There are some circumstances when, even if the accident was the victim’s fault, a compensation claim can be made; generally though this is not the case. Therefore the advice would be that a sound knowledge of what the law says is acceptable and what is not in an individual’s work area will safeguard them against accidental breaches of the law.
Knowing what the law says, your employer must provide health and safety advice. If an employer is asking individuals or a group of employees to work in an unsafe environment, that breaches health and safety law; work accident compensation claims are far more black and white if an employer has subjected an employee to an unsafe and illegal work environment.
Companies like Accident Advice Helpline can and do offer advice to potential claimants. We have work accident compensation claims solicitors working all over the UK. These solicitors are amongst the best and they are always ready to review potential claimant’s cases to see if a successful compensation claim could be potentially mounted.
The internet has caused an explosion of knowledge and so finding out what health and safety law is in a certain work environment has never been easier. However, this explosion of knowledge and information has also led to a raft of ‘half-truths’ as to what the law actually says. Work colleagues who are trying to help may have researched some information and so have not got all the information or not interpreted the information correctly themselves. The moral of the story is for individuals to find out for themselves and then seek expert advice from reputable companies like Accident Advice Helpline who in an instant can have people on the right path to a compensation claim. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.