Category: Law

Regardless of occupation and work location, accidents at work can happen.

Unfortunately, employers are quite particular to try and minimise their expenses from your possible injuries in the future.

Why do you need to know your right to claim compensation for a work accident? Here are three reasons.

Serious Injuries

Serious injuries include severe spinal injuries, brain damage injuries or even amputation.

Serious injuries can spring from faulty equipment. In construction, a faulty crane could result to heavy equipment injuries leading to possible amputations for a crushed body part or even fatal injuries resulting to death.

Non-fatal serious injuries such as burns can be common in office workspaces undergoing renovation or with exposed building hardware in the vicinity.

Mental Health Damages

If you think that your office is the safest place to work, it can facilitate mental health damages.

Bosses and authorities — if they continue to push you into heavy pressure — could raise your blood pressure and cortisol levels due to stress.

Stress weakens the immune system. As a consequence, you can get sick immediately and you will need medical attention attributing to rising costs.

Accident at Work Claims Co and other work accident claims solicitors can help you find the evidence using existing documents and other information you might have.

Employers Refusing Their Responsibility

Government laws protect employees from irresponsible employers. It is essential that you protect yourself with understanding your rights as an employee.

A work accident injury specialist team can advise you on the proper action against your irresponsible employer. Consult immediately to ensure you get your proper compensation.

The Select Transport Committee said Chancellor George Osborne only consulted with the insurance industry rather than the victims of motor accidents. The Law Society believes UK’s disadvantaged cannot have access to proper legal counsel with the lower claims amounts.

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Spending Review that the UK’s insurance industry is losing £2bn to fraudulent and exaggerated injury claims. About £90 is added to a motorist’s insurance premium to address the expense.

Osborne proposed to increase the small claims court’s limit from £1000 to £5000. This would address all complaints, including minor soft tissue injuries.

The Law Society President Jonathan Smithers said many soft tissue injuries in car accidents include facial scarring, which is valued above £5000. This guarantees an unfair disadvantage to insurers, who could call on legal representatives to challenge a claim at any time.

However, the insurance industry finds it more convenient to pay out for the injuries rather than hire legal representatives to probe their numerous claims, according to an insider.

According to Steve Cornforth, a Senior Partner at EAD, Osborne has believed the lie of the “compensation culture”. He said media and the insurance industry itself had hyped the latter.

“M.P’s, don’t you for a minute think about regulating the press in this country, which has been free for 300 years.” said Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is viewed as the best candidate for the Conservative Party next to British Prime Minister David Cameron. The final report on the British phone-hacking scandal, which involved the Rupert Murdoch News Corporation and its tabloid’s hacking of phone and text messages from private phones of actors and soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, split the government into two as the report is feared by the free press to lead to statutory regulation.

British lawmakers opened a defense against the statutory regulation of press freedom. The group of 80 said that being parliamentarians, they believe in free speech and are opposed to any statutory control of the press.

The report is to be made public on Thursday and is expected to split the political entities of the British parliament about the future of press control and regulation. The current regulation system of the press is that of self-regulation through the Press Complaints Commission, which many lawmakers and newspaper editors found to be ineffective.

The epicenter of the Phone Hacking scandal was that from the the late 13-year old murder victim Milly Dowler’s messages, which her mother, Sally Dowler, found false hope when she thought her daughter picked up her phone and some voicemail messages were deleted. The messages were deleted by hacker, Glenn Mulclaire, a private investigator working for the Sunday tabloid, which triggered public outrage.

Prime Minister David Cameron said that in light of the issues circulating about press control and statutory regulation, he aims that the outcome will always be that to “preserve the freedom of the press with proper respect to privacy.”