If you are injured in an accident at work, your employer could be held liable. That’s because they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees whilst at work, so if you’re injured, you could find yourself eligible to claim compensation. There isn’t a UK work injury compensation act in place to protect workers in the UK, but anybody who has been injured in an accident at work is entitled to make a personal injury claim if they feel more could have been done to prevent their accident from happening.
Employer negligence is the main cause of accidents at work and there really are no excuses for it – you could make a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline and be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Why is there no UK work injury compensation act?
There’s no need for a UK work injury compensation act as all employees in the UK are entitled to compensation if employer negligence has occurred. But what counts as employer negligence? This could include:
- Failing to train staff properly
- Failing to maintain equipment, machinery and tools to a safe standard
- Being understaffed, causing stress and not allowing staff regular breaks
- Not carrying out risk assessments
- Not repairing or replacing faulty machinery or equipment after staff have reported it
These are just a few examples of what could be classed as employer negligence, and if your employer has been negligent, Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim for personal injury compensation.
Claiming compensation after an accident at work
Whether you’re employed in retail, an office job or even on a construction site, the rules are the same – you can make a claim for personal injury compensation if your employer is negligent and you are injured at work as a result. The best way to find out if you can make a personal injury claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to learn more about the claims process and get advice, in confidence, from one of our expert advisors.
It’s free to call us and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim at any time. Even if you have suffered minor injuries at work such as a sprained ankle or wrist after a slip or trip, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton