Standing up for your rights by making work injury claims
In the past, workers had few rights when it came to their wellbeing and many people were placed at huge personal risk while performing their roles. However, over the years, regulations have strengthened and these days, individuals can expect to benefit from effective health and safety measures.
That said, problems do still arise. Sadly, thousands of workers around the UK suffer injuries each year and some even die due to accidents. If you’ve experienced an injury at work, now could be the time to take action. By making a stand, you can help not only yourself, but also other workers. After all, if employers know they will be properly punished due to their failings, they are more likely to take the issue of employee safety seriously.
One man recently experienced the ill-effects of an accident at work. The 53-year-old, who asked not to be named, fell from a roof and sustained multiple injuries as a result. During a hearing at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court it was revealed that the man plummeted eight metres, striking the handrail of a scissor lift before hitting the ground.
He suffered a fractured pelvis, shattered heel and broken thumb as a result of the impact and had to spend several weeks in hospital. Part of his treatment involved the insertion of several metal plates into his fractures.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that a section of roof edge protection and netting was missing on an indented corner of the roof in question. It was in this area that the fall occurred.
Commenting on the case, HSE inspector Tony Mitchell said: “This incident was wholly preventable. Both defendants clearly identified the risk of a fall and the precautions that were needed, but had not fully followed this through on site. Several opportunities to identify and remedy this deficiency had been missed. The injured worker is lucky to be alive. There is no room for complacency when it comes to work at height.”
Getting the experts on your side
If you’re planning to make an injury at work claim, it’s important you have the experts on your side. Here at PHC Law we have all the experience and skill required to achieve the most favourable outcomes for our clients and we could be perfectly placed to help you.
We will deal with your case on a no win no fee basis and you should find the process to be straightforward.
Of course, your case must satisfy a number of criteria in order to stand a chance of success. For example, to be eligible to make a personal injury claim of this kind, you must register it within three years of the date of the accident.
To find out more about our services, just take a look around the relevant section of our website. Getting the wheels in motion is easy. All you need to do is fill out our ‘start your claim’ form and request a call back. Alternatively, you can contact us on our freephone number.