A lot of people come to Accident Advice Helpline because they’ve been injured at a work party. Work parties can be incredibly fun and can have a wonderful impact on staff morale, bringing teams closer together and helping all concerned celebrate their recent achievements. However, accidents and injuries at work parties aren’t as rare as you might think.
Clearly, if you’ve hurt yourself due to having too much to drink, we won’t be able to help, but if the injuries you have sustained at a work party were not your fault and were caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, there’s a big chance we will be able to help you.
Have they failed in their duty of care?
All employers need to have employer’s liability insurance, and they have a duty of care towards their staff. This means the big event needs to be safe to attend. If you were injured at the party due to faulty equipment, for instance, there’s a big chance you could claim compensation. Perhaps you had a slip, trip or fall at the party or were burnt due to a hot surface that you weren’t warned about? These would all be good reasons for seeking compensation.
Don’t worry about being sacked for making a claim. The law states that your employer is not permitted to terminate your employment over a work-related claim. Furthermore, you won’t be hitting your employer in the pocket by taking action, as any money paid out to you will come from insurance – don’t have sleepless nights about putting the company out of business.
Gathering evidence if you have been injured at a work party
Please don’t dispose of any evidence related to your accident and injuries if you have been injured at a work party. The more evidence you can hand over to us, the better. Witness contact details, photographs and medical reports can all play a pivotal role in the battle for compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have worked on scores of work-related claims over the years. Most claimants never need to go to court and they don’t need to undergo more than one additional medical assessment. You will need to have seen a medical professional about your injuries.
To learn more about what to do if you’ve been injured at a work party, call us today on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).