As it is nearly the end of September, it’s likely that you have noticed a weather change. It’s going to keep getting colder, therefore, if you work outside or in a chilly environment, there is a chance that you could suffer from temperature-related injuries. This is when you need to start looking into non freezing cold claims to see if you could be owed compensation. Now, we understand that this year, you may be more worried about the UK’s winter plan than any winter related injuries. However, if you do end up getting hurt due to the negligence of your employer during the colder months, you could be owed compensation for your injuries. Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with any type of work accident claim to ensure that you get the pay-out that you deserve.
Find out more about work accident claims and non freezing cold claims by contacting our law firm for more information. You can do this by calling 0800 041 8350 or by visiting our website below:
What is a Work Accident Claim?
No matter what type of career you undertake, there is a chance that you could get hurt. Whether you are working in a construction company or in an office, the type of injuries could range from minor scrapes and bruises, to something that could change your life completely. These injuries are separated into general injuries, which are your physical injuries, and special damages, which can include emotional and financial damages, loss of opportunity and damage to belongings. To make a claim for special damages, you must also suffer from general damages. Some of the most common physical injuries you could suffer from include:
If you have suffered from a work accident, it is important that you alert your fellow staff members or higher management that you have been hurt. You should also ask for your injuries to be noted down in the work accident book. This can be used as evidence in your future case. By alerting higher management, they can help you seek out medical assistance. There may even be someone who has been trained in first-aid. It is highly recommended that you do go to hospital to get your injuries assessed by a medical professional. That way you can receive a medical record. You may also want to consider finding the following evidence before you speak to a solicitor about your claim:
What sort of jobs could cause non freezing cold injuries?
As the weather is getting colder, you may feel worried about working outside without the appropriate gear. Your employer should provide you with PPE, including thermal vests, gloves or clothing, to ensure that you are kept safe whilst you are on the clock. You may also want to bring your own items to keep warm, including warm drinks, food, thermal hand warmers and blankets. If your employer refuses to provide you with protective clothing or makes you work long hours outside in the cold without a break, you could end up getting hurt due to the rain, snow and ice. This is when you need to start considering non freezing cold claims. Your injuries may include:
- Trench foot
- Limb numbness
- Loss of limb or digits
- Permanent tissue damage
- Nerve damage
Of course, there is a chance that you could suffer from illness due to being exposed to the cold. For instance, you could suffer from pneumonia that may leave you with future lung issues or chronic pain. Overall, these injuries can be separated into non-freezing injuries and freezing injuries. Both fall under cold injuries and can be used to claim compensation from a negligent employer.
Non freezing cold claims: What could protect me from these injuries?
If you are concerned about suffering from a non-freezing cold injury, you need to talk to your employer as quickly as possible. It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that you and your fellow employees are protected from the cold and any potential hazards. This includes being provided with rain coats, warm clothing, employee training, allowing for frequent breaks and providing warm transport or an area that can help employees warm up.
We understand that during the winter months, you may be worried that you could be more exposed to the elements. That’s why if you are worried that your work environment may not protect you in times of great cold, you need to speak to your employer as quickly as possible. They owe you a “duty of care”. Therefore, they need to make sure that you are safe when you are doing your work. This includes providing you with a safe work environment, training, understanding of the safety procedures and protection from any violent/unruly customers. Let them know about any problems that you may encounter and they will be expected to fix them.
Should your employer ignore your request for help, or worse you suffer an injury due to their management, this is when you need to start looking into non freezing cold claims. After all, you have just suffered due to their negligence.
How much could I be owed by making non freezing cold claims?
The amount of compensation that you could be owed depends entirely on the extent of your damages. The more damages you have experienced, the more likely it is that you will receive a higher amount of compensation. It’s important to understand that your damages are part of the claim. However it will also depend on the extent of your employer’s negligence. That is why it is crucial that you collect as much as evidence as you can to back up your claim. That way you can show that you are eligible for compensation due to both general and special damages.
For an estimate about how much you could be owed, speak to your solicitor from Gowing Law. They can help you understand how much of a settlement agreement you could receive. Your lawyer can speak to the third party on your behalf. That way they can make sure that you get what you are owed. All you need to do is sit back, relax and wait for your compensation to be delivered to you.
How long do I have to make non freezing cold claims?
Just like any other type of personal injury claim or work accident claim, you will have around 3 years to make your case. That’s why it’s crucial that you get in touch with a solicitor as quickly as possible. That way you can give them enough time to have your case settled without it being rushed by a time limit. You may be able to ask for more time, but this will depend on whether or not you fall into special circumstances.
Gowing Law Solicitors can help with Non freezing cold claims
It’s time for you to start looking into non freezing cold claims with the help of an experienced solicitor and their law firm. Gowing Law Solicitors can provide you with free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are ready to work with our team, we can offer our services on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will never have to pay any hidden fees. Instead, you will only need to pay your solicitor if they win your case for you. Therefore, you will always come out on top.
Contact Gowing Law Solicitors today by calling 0800 041 8350, emailing email@example.com or by using our claim’s checker. One of our specialists will then be in touch to answer any additional questions you may have about your claim.
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