If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, whether you work in an office, in a shop or even in a warehouse, you might find yourself wondering if your work accident was due to negligence. It can be a difficult question to answer, but if somebody else’s negligence caused your accident, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline’s recent survey has revealed some interesting results, with almost 40% of people surveyed saying they believe their work accident was due to negligence. But who exactly has been negligent?
It’s not always your employer’s fault
Most of us assume that employers are automatically the ones who have been negligent if we’ve been injured in an accident, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, only 19% of people surveyed said their work accident was due to negligence by their employer. 17% of people felt that negligence by other staff had caused their accident, whilst 5% felt that somebody else entirely had been negligent, for example a member of the public.
It’s easy to waste time wondering exactly who is at fault for your accident, and if you do this, you could miss out on the opportunity to claim personal injury compensation. There’s a three-year time limit to make a claim, and once this period of time has passed, you’ll no longer be able to make a claim for compensation, regardless of the severity of your injuries.
We can help you
Some personal injury lawyers charge expensive upfront fees that could put you off making a claim, even if your work accident was due to negligence. Rather than worrying about being unable to afford making a claim, you can just get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice, and our line is open 24/7. If you decide to go ahead with a claim, you’ll be happy to hear that our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, which means anybody can afford to make a claim after being injured at work.
You deserve to be compensated if somebody else’s negligence has left you injured, whether you have suffered minor injuries or more serious ones. Why not take the 30-second test on our website right now and find out how much compensation you could be entitled to if your claim is successful?
Date Published: July 3, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton