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Public Service Work Claims

About Public Service Work Claims

Our experienced Public Service work claim solicitors will help you make successful claims after experiencing accidents at work. Here at Solicitors On Your Side we know that Public Service workers are extremely essential members of society, and usually carry out risky jobs in order to help the wider public. If you are a Public Service worker, and have experienced an injury that wasn’t your fault, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now.

Types of public workers

  • Police Officers.
  • Firemen and women.
  • Hospital workers (NHS or private): Nurses, doctors, physicians etc.
  • Care workers.
  • Social workers.
  • Teachers and teaching assistants.

We advise that these are just examples of public service careers in the UK, if you work in the Public Service, and have experienced an injury at work, we advise to contact one of our experienced solicitors to discuss your case, and ensure that you come out with the most successful outcome.

Common Injuries in the Public Service

Because of the broad range of jobs that fall under the Public Service sector, the types of injuries you can experience can be never-ending, however the most common ones include:

  • Slips, trips and falls, occurring from an unsafe environment, uneven flooring and liquids on the floor, leading to accidents.
  • Dangerous practices and procedures and not following the correct procedure and the Health and Safety Act of 1974, leading to accidents.
  • Defective and poor maintained equipment, leading to accidents. If the public service workers regularly use a machine as a part of their role, it is essential that the machine is regularly maintained to avoid accidents from occurring.
  • Toxic substances in the workplace and incorrect handling of them. Sometimes handling hazardous substances is a part of a job however, the correct procedure and protective equipment must be provided to avoid dangerous accidents from happening in the workplace.
  • Falling objects. Some jobs require stacking objects in higher locations, these objects must be secured properly to avoid the risk of falling.
  • Insufficient training provided may be time saving but isn’t worth it as it can be very risky and cause dangerous accidents. When carrying out procedures or operating machinery, correct and adequate training is required to ensure the job is carried out safely.
  • Assault at work, as the staff usually work around and with public, they are at risk of assault and therefore may be entitled to claim for compensation if injuries are acquired.

We advise that these are just some examples of accidents leading to injuries in the workplace, if you work in the Public Service and experienced any sort of injury from an accident we advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now.

Employers Duty of Care

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their staff at all times, following the Health and Safety Act of 1974, these include:

  • Sticking to the Health and Safety guidelines at all times.
  • Maintenance of machinery and ensuring that all machinery is kept to a good standard.
  • Carrying out the correct training to ensure that machinery is used correctly, and correct procedures are always carried out.
  • Ensuring that risk assessments as carried out regularly to ensure any dangers are identified and avoided or fixed in a good time.

How can I make a claim?

If you have been involved in an accident at work, we recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors to help you come out with the highest possible compensation, so you can get back to your daily life in no time. We advise that like with any claim, evidence is an important part of it to ensure you get the highest possible compensation.

How can we help?

Our experience in work accident claims will help you make a successful claim after being injured. We will treat your case in the most professional way ensuring that you feel comfortable conveying your story in the best way. We will help gather any necessary information to help back up your case and increase the chances of getting correct compensation. We will ensure that your process is run smoothly in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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