You probably know that you could make a claim for personal injury compensation if you have been injured in an accident at work. But can you claim for any type of injury, and what exactly is the accident at work definition? An accident at work is defined as, “A discrete occurrence in the course of work, leading to physical or mental occupational injury.”
Many people don’t realise that things like severe stress can be classed as an injury sustained at work, and you could be eligible to claim compensation if this has happened to you and somebody else, such as your employer, is at fault. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline after your accident is a good idea, to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.
What does the accident at work definition cover?
You might think the accident at work definition is pretty self-explanatory, but actually it can cover a wide range of things that you might not consider to be the result of an accident as such. For example, if you eat food in the office cafeteria and you’re struck down by food poisoning, this could be classed as an accident at work. If you suffer from repetitive strain injury after being told you’re not allowed to take breaks in your desk job, you could make a claim for compensation for an accident at work.
If your employer is short-staffed and too much pressure is put on you at work, leading to stress, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Many people don’t realise the wide range of mental and physical injuries which you could make a claim for, and you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you could claim compensation after your accident at work.
How to claim compensation if you’ve been injured at work
It doesn’t matter what type of environment you work in, if your employer has been negligent and you have been injured as a result, then you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. The best way to see if you have a viable claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident. You can call us on 0800 689 5659 to find out more about the claims process and get advice – and our advisors offer all advice on a no-obligation basis.