Do you feel safe at your place of work? It’s important that employers adhere to health and safety regulations and are willing to make safety changes if things are going wrong. If you feel that your employer is putting you at risk and you’ve been injured as a result of their negligence, you could make a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline recently commissioned a survey into accidents at work, and we asked people whether they felt at risk at work. Although almost 73% of those we surveyed said no, we wanted to find out why those who had said yes felt at risk. Almost 20% of people said that their work management refused to make safety changes – a worrying statistic
How could you be injured?
If your employer doesn’t take steps to protect you at work, you could be injured due to a lack of training, faulty equipment or machinery or something else, such as being asked to carry out repetitive tasks without getting a break. You might trip over untidy boxes of stock in a retail store or suffer manual handling injuries after lifting heavy items without the proper training. However you’ve been injured, it’s important to report your accident to your employer, as they’ll need to record it in their accident book.
You might want to consider making a personal injury claim within three years of your accident, for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. If your injury has led to time off work, this can affect your finances, and you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.
Get in touch today
If your employer is unwilling to make safety changes and you’ve been injured as a result, you could have a viable claim for compensation. The best way to find out if you could make a claim is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. It’s free to call our 24/7 helpline and ask any questions you have about the claims process. Our team of expert advisors is on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
If you do decide to go ahead with a claim, you’ll be happy to hear our personal injury lawyers provides a 100% no win, no fee service, so anybody can afford to claim compensation, even those who may be struggling financially after taking time off work. We specialise in personal injury law and we have over 15 years’ experience helping people to claim the compensation they deserve, so get in touch with us today.
Date Published: July 3, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton