Nobody wins by suffering in silence
London (PRWEB UK) 16 February 2013
Excalibur Solicitors has this week spoken out to the workers of the UK who may be suffering in silence following accidents or injuries suffered in their workplace. Despite more readily available legal services and resources across the UK than ever before, millions of incidents are each year going unreported due to fear of the consequences for those concerned.
Sadly, each unreported workplace injury not only constitutes a potential loss of compensation, but an unresolved issue that could easily harm another worker in the future. The advice from Excalibur Solicitors is therefore simple – never suffer in silence when legal advice costs nothing, is obligation free and stands to benefit the greater good for all involved.
“Accidents in the office can take place at any time and it is essential that the highest measures of safety are taken. It is the employer's duty to provide the employees with a safe working environment. If someone sustains an injury during work they are entitled to demand compensation.” – Excalibur Solicitors
Workplaces are nothing like the dangerous environments they used to be, but there is always the potential for any number of accidents or injuries practically on a daily basis. The trouble is, most seem unaware as to where the line should be drawn between a reportable injury and one of a genuinely minor nature.
Excalibur Solicitors would like to clearly define this line once again; if the injury causes a person long-term pain or discomfort, prevents them from going about their normal daily activities or prompts the slightest concerns for the immediate future, it can, should and effectively must be reported to the appropriate legal team. What’s more, certain minor injuries can appear insignificant and grow into life-changing problems over time, so in any instances of doubt whatsoever, free and impartial legal advice should be sought right away.
“Every year, around 3 million people suffer a personal injury from an accident that wasn't their fault. Yet amazingly, only a quarter of them ever consider claiming compensation. Many people don't even realise that they can make a claim, or else they think it's too complicated, time consuming and costly. But that's where they're wrong!” – Excalibur Solicitors
Across the UK as a whole, the most common reason for a workplace accident or injury going unreported is those involved worrying about the consequences of seeking legal advice. They think the process might be long and expensive, they worry about going to court, they fear they will lose their job or might perhaps be afraid of bankrupting the business with a hefty pay-out. However, in almost all instances none of the above rings true.
Claims are handled by legal teams who rarely need any real involvement of the client beyond the initial arrangement – court appearances are for the most part unheard of. What’s more, all cases are accepted on a no-win no-fee basis, which means that no matter what the outcome there will never be a penny to pay.
And as for the employer, businesses are required to carry employee insurance for exactly such reasons – it isn’t actually the business that pays out in most instances, but rather the insurer. What’s more, to flag up a health and safety issue is to do the business a favour and perhaps prevent a vastly more serious future accident that could result in even more serious injury or death.
Nobody wins by suffering in silence – Excalibur Solicitors is offering a voice to the workers of the UK.
About Excalibur Solicitors:
Excalibur Solicitors is an elite legal service that specialises exclusively in accident and injury claims, using crack-teams of in-house legal representatives and lawyers to pursue and resolve every case without outside involvement. The team offers a uniquely approachable, fast and simple service for the UK on a 100% no-win no-fee basis and all claims can be set in motion with a few clicks. More information can be found day or night at http://www.excalibursolicitors.co.uk.