Most of us will spend the majority of our time at work, and it is our employer’s legal duty to ensure we work in a safe environment. This is not always the case however, with the Health and Safety Executive reporting 555,000 injuries occurred at work in 2017/18. Sustaining an injury in any situation will be life changing, but if it happens at work you may also be worried about approaching it with your employer for fear of dismissal or detrimental treatment. Aimee Brown, Personal Injury Executive, explains here what you should do if you have had an accident at work and how we can help you move forward with your life
If you have had an accident at work that was not your fault, then you may have the right to bring a claim for compensation. While you may be concerned about bringing a claim against your employer for fear of being treated unfairly, or even losing your job, you have the right to not be treated detrimentally for bringing the claim. Aimee Brown, Personal Injury Executive, explains more here about your rights if you have an accident at work, and the steps you should take following an accident.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) will be hosting their own Injury Prevention Day on Wednesday 16th August. The focus for 2017 will be on raising awareness of the dangers of tailgating, and encouraging safer driving to reduce the number of low-speed collisions on UK roads. Several of the Personal Injury team at Warner Goodman are members of APIL, and here Aimee Brown highlights why this campaign is so important.
We spend a significant amount of time at work and so staying safe is something both employees and employers are responsible for. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 1.3 million working people suffered from a work-related illness in 2015/16, with 144 workers killed while at work, and a further 621,000 injuries occurred at work, according to the Labour Force Survey.
Two employees from Hampshire law firm, Warner Goodman LLP, have recently passed their exams to further their legal careers.
In June of this year, the Department for Transport released its 2014 road casualty statistics, which worryingly showed an increase in road deaths from the previous year, plus significant increases in the number of casualties, whether that be serious or minor injuries.
A report released by brain injury charity Headway on 18th May shows a staggering 24% rise in the number of females being admitted to hospital in the UK with non-superficial head injuries. Aimee Brown, Claims Handler in the Personal Injury team, here reviews the report in more detail.
Following the recent change to the clocks, motorists should now be adjusting to driving in the dark. It will come as no surprise that the number of road traffic accidents increases in the winter months, as it’s harder to see hazards, we have slower reaction times, and there is more ice or snow on the roads. But have you considered the impact on all of your passengers if you’re involved in a road traffic accident?