In modern-day Britain, more so than ever before, many of us depend on our daily jobs for sustenance. The ever-tightening squeeze performed by the economy on the British middle class means that the people who need their jobs to cover the basics—food, water and rent—far outnumber those who have the luxury of disposable income and expenditure on non-essential items. It’s a stark reality of modern Britain, and one that doesn’t look like it’ll change much in the near future. British people are working harder than ever before just to make ends meet, and with hard work comes exhaustion, which can unfortunately lead to workplace accidents. If you’re injured at work, paying bills and buying weekly groceries becomes a challenge, not just a necessity, and your quality of life and that of your dependents is cast under the shadow of doubt. It’s not a state that anyone should have to live through, yet many do, and soldier on regardless.
If your workplace injury isn’t your fault, and was caused by someone else’s negligence or ignorance, you’re entitled to compensation. You and your family shouldn’t suffer from the inability of another person to guarantee your safety at work, so you need to find yourself a professional, independent lawyer who can and will fight for your right to compensation in the legal arena.
There are a few types of work accident claims, and it’s important to know which one is right for you. If you’ve suffered broken bones, muscular injury or burns at the hands of your employer, you’re definitely entitled to compensation from them or their insurer. What many Britons don’t realise is that even if you contribute to your accident—thanks to exhaustion or improper training, for example—your employer can still be judged as the main instigator of your injury. Consider that you or your colleagues may have been poorly trained or overworked in a physically demanding workplace role in direct contravention of Workplace Health and Safety regulations. Exposure to a noxious environment or improperly secured objects presenting a falling hazard can cause injury for which you aren’t responsible. Consulting the services of independent, professional workplace claim lawyers with a ‘no win, no fee’ policy to protect you against further financial entanglements is an absolute must for anybody injured in the workplace.
The asbestos epidemic has been responsible for many workplace injuries as well. Many asbestos mining and industrial application companies were fully aware of its adverse health consequences, but sent workers in the construction, mining and insulation industries to work exposed to the asbestos fibres that are today wreaking havoc on British health, causing lung cancer, respiratory illness and asbestosis. This is a prime example of an employer attempting to shunt accident responsibility onto the employee, and one that law firms such as UK Claim Lawyers are fighting against. If you’re suffering from the ill effects of asbestos exposure thanks to your employer’s failure to provide a mask or other preventative gear, you’re entitled to compensation, as it’s their fault for not preparing you against enormous damage to your health.