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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    I had an accident at work, what can I do?


    Workplace accidents are more common than you may think but, if you are not responsible for your accident at work then you may be able to receive personal injury compensation from the person liable. So what can you do next if you are the victim of negligence and have an accident at work?

    Determine who was at fault

    If you were at fault for not adhering to your workplace training (i.e. you failed to wear personal protective equipment or failed to follow proper manual handling guidelines) then it is not possible to hold your employer responsible for your accident at work. However, if you took reasonable care to ensure that you were as safe as possible and reduced all risks when carrying out work, then your employer may be liable. We deal with all sorts of personal injury claims at Accident Advice Helpline and we are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) so you will be in good hands at all times.

    Employers’ responsibilities if you have an accident at work

    If you think that your employer has been negligent and your accident at work was not your fault, then you don’t have to keep quiet about it. Even if your injury was minor, negligence could lead to more serious incidents occurring in the future at your place of work. Your employer has a responsibility to appoint someone to identify hazards, control those hazards and reduce the risks involved with certain activities and if this risk assessment has not been carried out, then you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.

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    The 30-second test

    If you want to hold your employer responsible and wish to receive a quote on how much, if any, compensation you could receive, all you have to do is visit our website. Here, there is a 30-second compensation calculator which will give you a free quote which you can use to decide whether you want to take action. Even if you just want some advice on your unique case, our Freephone line is open 24/7. You are under no obligation to take action when you call and, if you do decide to continue and pursue personal injury compensation for your accident at work then we operate on a no win, no fee* basis.

    Your employer has a duty of care to provide appropriate training which is regularly updated and to keep you safe in your place of work. The majority of cases we deal with are resolved over the phone so there is no need to worry about attending court as this is unlikely, even in some severe cases.

    Date Published: September 24, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.