Accidents at work often occur due to human error. Of course, at times mistakes will be made and mishaps will happen that cause no significant harm and can be overlooked. On the other hand, some workplace accidents cause harm of varying severity, some, such as fires, can even be fatal. If you have been hurt by a fire at work, you could claim compensation for the injuries and distress you have experienced.
Claiming compensation if you are hurt by a fire
When you have been hurt by a fire at work, if your employer has failed to ensure your health and safety and you believe they are responsible for the incident, you may have a case to claim personal injury compensation.
All employers have a legal obligation to ensure the health and safety of their employees. When they fail in this legal duty of care, and you are hurt by a fire at work due to their negligence, they can be held legally liable for your accident, injuries and distress.
Of course, all incidents are unique, so if you have been hurt by a fire at work, Accident Advice Helpline offer a free initial consultation. During this consultation, we can uncover the fundamentals of your case as well as where liability may lie and your eligibility to claim.
What to do if you are hurt by a fire and want to claim
If you have been hurt by a fire at work and feel you have a right to claim compensation for your work-related injuries, it is important to follow some simple steps to strengthen your case.
- Report the accident to your line manager and ensure that it is recorded as a workplace incident
- Seek medical assistance for your burns
- Ask any colleagues who saw the accident unfold if they would provide witness details
- Take a photograph of the issue that caused your work accident, and of your injuries too
By collating this evidence, you are providing a stronger case and the likelihood of winning your claim is greater.
Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice