Everyone has the right to feel safe at work. If you catch a disease at work, have been injured at work, or you’ve been involved in accidents at work that weren’t your fault, you could consider claiming compensation.
Compensation is a sum of money which is awarded to people who have suffered work injuries or work-related illness as a result of their working conditions or their employer’s failure to adhere to health and safety guidelines.
If you catch a disease at work, can you claim?
If you catch a disease at work, you may be thinking about claiming compensation. Work injury compensation is awarded to people who have suffered work-related injuries or illness through no fault of their own.
If you catch a disease at work and you can prove that your employer displayed negligence, you may be able to claim compensation. If you work with hazardous chemicals or substances which are known to cause ill health, your employer should take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of work accidents. If you believe that they failed to do this and you catch a disease at work as a result, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to file a work illness claim.
Examples of protective measures used to prevent work illnesses may include the provision of gloves to prevent skin irritation and diseases such as dermatitis, and protective equipment to reduce exposure to asbestos and other harmful materials.
How do you claim compensation?
If you would like to claim compensation after a work accident, you have various options. You could try and navigate the legal process yourself, or you could let our expert personal injury lawyers take over the legwork for you. We have over 15 years of experience in helping workers to claim work accident compensation.
Before you contact us, gather together the information and evidence you have. Make sure the incident has been recorded by your employer.
Call one of our helpful advisers and they will go through the details of your work injury claim with you. Provided that your accident occurred within the last three years and you have evidence to back up your claim, there should be a good chance of a successful outcome. If you want to go ahead and claim compensation, your case will be passed to a personal injury lawyer with expertise in no-win, no-fee* work accident claims.
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Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice