One area where accidents often occur is in the work place and if your employer is seen to be at fault it can often be difficult to get compensation unless you use a solicitor who knows what they are doing.
According to a Labour Force survey, over 600,000 people were injured by an accident at work in 2014/2015. Nearly a quarter of these incidents led to more than 7 days off work because of the injury. Many of those who are the victim of an accident will be told by an employer that it is their fault when exactly the opposite is true.
While some accidents at work may depend on what sort of job you do, by far the most common cause is from falls or slips. Another common injury is lifting and moving things without the proper equipment or training. Accidents can cause various injuries from back problems and joint sprains, neck problems and repetitive stress injury to more serious consequences. There are other less common work based issues that can cause health including dermatitis from exposure to dangerous or harmful chemicals or substances.
Making a claim after an accident or incident can be a little daunting, particularly if you have been working for a company for a good amount of time. They may have turned down your initial claim and because you like working there you might not think you should or could take it any further. Paying a visit to solicitors like Forster Dean in St Helens is a sensible idea. Not only will you get friendly welcome but the advice you need to see if you have a case.
An accident that causes personal injury can have a detrimental effect on you in the short term, through days lost off work and, in some cases, loss of wages. In the long term it can also cause problems, for instance, with the recurrence of back damage when an area of the body has become weakened and is more susceptible to injury in the future.
You may not think you have a good case for personal injury compensation but a member of our friendly team will be able to sit down with you and take a look at your case. They’ll be able to assess whether your employer or someone else was at fault for the accident and give you a full list of options.
Over the years we recovered significant amounts of money for our clients. We know that each case is different and that it needs a personal approach. We’re not interested in doing what’s best for us (such as settling early with the first offer of compensation) but what is in the best interests of our client.
At Forster Dean Solicitors we believe that our clients come first and they deserve access to the best expertise available. If you want to discuss a potential personal injury claim after an accident at work, contact our friendly team today. We have offices in St Helens, Widnes and Runcorn.