Are You Eligible To Make A Work Accident Claim?
No matter what precautions are put in place, accidents at work can and do happen under varying circumstances. Injuries caused by these work accidents can range in severity from minor lacerations and sprains to broken bones, amputations, severe burns and sometimes sadly, even fatalities.
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work and you suffer from a workplace injury, you may be able to file a work accident claim for compensation.
The Law in the U.K. Regarding Work Accident Claims
In the U.K. employers and business owners are legally responsible for the welfare and safety of their staff and any visitors to their premises. The legal clause states that all businesses must compulsorily hold insurance and conform to Health & Safety regulations to ensure that they meet those guidelines. If you feel that your employers failed
to meet these responsibilities and that is was led to the accident at work, you can receive compensation by filing a work accident case.
In certain circumstances, even if you contributed to your own work accident, you may still be able to claim injury compensation if your employer is deemed to have been the main instigator of your injury.
When Can You File A Work Accident Claim?
You may have a valid basis for a work accident claim if you are injured at work for any of the below mentioned reasons:
• Slip, trip or fall
• Dangerous practices and procedures in the workplace
• Defective or poorly maintained equipment
• Dangerous machinery at work
• Noxious environment or toxic substances