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Work Injury Claims

There are many ways someone can be injured in an accident at the workplace, regardless of the sector you work in. Every employer is required by law to provide a safe, hazard-free working environment to avoid accidents at work. Employees injured during their employment may be entitled to compensation.

Work injury claims can be made if there was no action from the employer to prevent the accident from occurring. If they have failed to train their staff appropriately, or have not carried out risk assessments to highlight any hazards, then they are liable for any accidents that happen on their premises.

Employers are obligated to possess employers’ liability insurance. This insurance cover protects them financially if they need to make large pay-outs to employees who’ve had a work injury.

You only have three years from the date of your accident to make your claim. The timing is crucial and you should seek advice from a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.

If you sustained an injury, you may need to take time off work to recover and you may not be paid for this time off. This can lead to financial hardship and be stressful for you and your family. You can claim for this loss and for the injury, pain, suffering and any psychiatric trauma caused.

If you have had an accident at work, you must fill in an accident report form accurately. If possible, take photographs as these act as an important piece of evidence in the success of pursuing a claim. It is advisable to notify your union representative of the accident, as they may be able to give you information as to whether there have been similar occurrences previously.