The phrase “an accident at work” covers a whole range of ways that someone can be injured in an accident at the workplace. Every employer is required by law to provide a safe, hazard-free working environment to avoid accidents at work. Employees injured in the course of their employment may be entitled to make a work injury claim for compensation.
Work injury claims can be made if there was no action from the employer to prevent the accident from occurring. In other words, if they have failed to train their staff appropriately into the dangers of work accidents, or have not carried out risk assessments to highlight these hazards, then they are liable for any accidents that happen on their premises.
To find out how we can help you call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors now and learn how we can help you with your work injury claim for compensation.
Common Accidents at Work
We can help you make:
- Chemical Injury Claims
- Construction Site Accident Claims
- Burns at Work Claims
- Factory Accident Claim
- Faulty Equipment Claims
- Office Work Injury Claims
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Claims
- Retail Injury Claims
- Workplace Fall from Height Claims
- Work Lifting Injury Claims
Employers are obligated to possess employers’ liability insurance in the event that someone makes a claim for compensation against them. This insurance cover protects them financially if they need to make large payouts to employees who’ve had a work injury.
Work Accident Compensation Claim – Why Do It?
We find many people are unsure about making a work accident compensation claim as they still work for their employer, or are on good terms with them. However, the employers’ liability insurance protects them personally from any financial loss. There is no reason why making a claim for compensation would have any implications on a working relationship.
It is also important to remember that if you are thinking about making a claim then you only have three years from the date of your accident to do so. The timing of your claim is crucial and you should acquire the services of a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to help you with your case.
Accidents at work can tear lives apart. For some the accident may only be light, for example a broken bone and they may be able to recover in a few weeks. Some however are even more unfortunate and suffer horrific accidents that can cause lifelong injuries. In either case, work accident compensation is designed to help people get back on their feet. It is likely that you would have a loss of income by being off work whilst you are recovering. You may also feel that you deserve compensation for damages, as many accidents can be traumatic and leave you with psychological problems.
Making a Work Accident Compensation Claim
If you have had an accident at work you must fill in an accident report form accurately and as soon as possible. If possible, taking a photograph acts as an important piece of evidence in the success of pursuing a claim. (Cameras on mobile phones are useful here). Take names and statements from any witnesses. 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.
Amanda Cunliffe solicitors are experts at getting our clients work injury compensation. We fight for our clients to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your work injury claim for compensation.