Work accident claim
Accident at Work
Accident At Work Claim
You may not think of the workplace as being a dangerous environment, but it can be. Every year, there are well over a hundred thousand injuries from work accidents and millions of people suffer ill health as a result of their job. This is very sad when these accidents and injuries could have been prevented and when they are due to the fault or negligence of somebody else.
Employers have a duty and legal obligation to provide their employers with a safe working environment and to keep their workers from harm. Obviously accidents can and do happen, but employers have to take the appropriate preventative measures to minimize or eliminate the risk of accidents.
It's not just construction sites and chemical plants that are dangerous - every year, many people are hurt in office environments too!
Common workplace accidents include:-
- RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury can be caused by repetitive movements like writing or typing.
If you have suffered an injury from an accident at work. through no fault of your own, you could claim personal injury compensation. Compensation can really help if your injury has left you unable to work, having to retrain for another career or with long term health problems or pain. You should not feel guilty for making a compensation claim because your employer will have the appropriate liability insurance to cover such claims and they really should have kept you safe.
If you are worried about repercussions like victimisation
in the workplace or the possibility of losing your job because you are claiming, you really do not need to worry. There are strict employment laws to prevent this type if discrimination from happening and to protect your job.
Claiming Compensation for Accidents at Work
To be able to claim personal injury compensation successfully, you'll need to prove that your accident was the fault of another employee or the negligence of your employer. You will also need to provide proof of your injury.
Seek the services of a personal injury solicitor as soon as you possibly can after your accident, so that you know what evidence you need to provide and so that they can start building your case. Crucial evidence to support your case can include:-
- Employer's Log - You should have reported your accident immediately so that it could be recorded in the log.
All of this documentation will help your injury lawyer to build a strong case on your behalf, particularly if your injury is not one of the more common, and therefore easier to claim for, types of injuries.
Many personal injury lawyers will be able to work on a conditional agreement (no win no fee ) basis, which reduces your risk in claiming compensation. Make sure you choose an experienced specialist personal injury solicitor.