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Accidents at work Claims

When we start our day and make our way to work, the last thing we think of is getting injured at the workplace. However, this can happen very easily, and we have aided many who have had the misfortune of suffering an injury at their workplace.

Making an accident at work claim is a legal right as everyone has the right to work in a safe environment. When you go to work , you do not expect to have an accident and your employer owes you a duty of care to ensure that you are given protective equipment and clothing and take all necessary steps to ensure that you are working in a safe place.

All companies that employ staff are legally obliged to make sure they make the environment as safe as possible.

When accidents at work occur, apart from the physical injury, many suffer from stress and financial trouble as employment is a need must way of paying for your livelihood and depending on how serious the injury, this could heavily have an impact on all aspects of your life not to mention the quality of it.

So many people every day, are involved in accidents and suffer injuries as a result of their employer's negligence, there are many things that your employer must do by law that are supposed to minimize the risk of injuries that you are exposed to.

Who can make a claim for a Work Accident?

Anyone who was employed by a company and was injured at work due to no fault of their own can make a claim for injury resulting from an accident at work.

Can you make compensation claim for an accident if you are self-employed?

When you are self-employed, you are responsible for your own safety at work. Depending on what services you offer and the nature of your work, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for an accident at work. Most self-employed workers are contracted to carry out work on a premises. The premises must be a safe enough environment for you to carry out the work you are contracted to do.

If you are not at fault for the accident, you can make a claim.

Responsibilities of your employer include

  • Providing adequate health and safety equipment and protective clothing
  • To ensure that safety standards are maintained
  • To evaluate risks within the workplace to prevent any accidents
  • If your employer fails to do any of these and you end up suffering from an injury, then you could be entitled to compensation

If you have had the misfortune of being injured at your workplace with it being no fault of your own, contact us now so we can assess your situation and one of our expert injury solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve. Accidents at work can be caused by a poor level of training by your employer, not providing a safe environment to work in or even not providing you with the right equipment while carrying out your work.

Types of Injuries

There are several injuries that can occur following an accident at work. Some of which include’

  • Slip, Trip or fall
  • Dangerous practices within the workplace
  • Incorrect procedures within the workplace
  • Dangerous machinery at work
  • Toxic substances
  • Noxious environment
  • Falling objects
  • Failure to adhere to Health & Safety Guidelines
  • Negligence of co-workers
  • Improper Training
  • Assault at Work
  • Insufficient Training
  • Accident whilst operating any type of machinery
  • Incorrect manual handling practices
  • Industrial injuries

Do you need evidence?

In most cases the only thing that is required is a record in the accident book at work. If you have any witnesses, then this will make your claim stronger and you will be able to prove that the accident took place. Moreover, if ambulance was called or you visited hospital or GP, this adds to evidence that the injury took place at work.

Like any other compensation claim, it is important to obtain as much information as you can. This includes, your employment contract, payslips, proof of salary payments, proof of any sick days etc.

Will your employer fire you if you make a compensation claim?

You might be worried about your employer’s reaction when you put in a compensation claim for an accident at work. You may be scared that it will affect your working relationship or most importantly, your employment. However, legally your employer is not allowed to fire you due to this nor can they treat you differently. If they do, it will be classed as unfair dismissal.

If you have been involved in a non-fault accident at work, then contact one of our advisors today for free obligation advice on 0203 813 9654.

How much compensation will you get paid?

Compensation depends on how severe your injuries are as well as the amount of time you suffered. However, no legal expert will be able to tell you how much compensation you will be entitled to until they have all your medical records. Once your medical records have been reviewed thoroughly by the Specialist Solicitor, they will then be able to advise you on the compensation amount you could potentially be looking at.

Contact Claim Line 365 now if you have had the misfortune of suffering from an accident at work which was not your fault so you can get the compensation you deserve. In addition to this, our panel of solicitors can help you claim for loss of earnings in the time you have been out of work so your day to day running of life is not affected.

Call us 0203 813 9654 today and see how we can help you.
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If you are thinking of making a claim the following steps could make your claim strong.

Report the accident to your employer and ensure it is reported in the accident book. this evidence will support your claim.

Make a note of any witnesses and their contact details.

Please do see your doctor and report the accident to your doctor as soon as possible to keep evidence of the injury that you have suffered.

Please remember that ultimately it is the medical evidence that will give you the maximum compensation.

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