Liability is defined as the state of being legally responsible for something. Being liable for something has ramifications in many different situations.
One example of liability can be found in the workplace. Your employer has a legal responsibility to protect you from coming to any harm at work, and preventing a personal injury or accident in the workplace.
Where might I suffer an accident in the workplace?
The places and situations in which you might suffer an accident at work depend entirely upon the type of job you have. However, some particularly common examples of accidents at work include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Repetitive strain injury
- Industrial Deafness
- Slips, trips and falls
- Road traffic accidents
- Vibration White Finger
- Chemical Accidents
Can I claim compensation?
There are a number of legal guidelines in place to protect your health and safety in the workplace. If your employer hasn’t followed or implemented these correctly then they may be liable for your work injury. Therefore, if you have had a work accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Additionally, it is not just employers who are legally obliged to protect your health. If you have had any kind of accident in public, through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in personal injury compensation claims. We have a multitude of information on our website, including a 30-second test compensation calculator. In addition, our law firm provides specially trained operators, who are available over the phone, who can be spoken to in complete confidence, with no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Our telephone lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and you won’t be charged for giving us a call. The majority of claims can be made over the phone and won’t go to court. We also work on a strict 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, so you won’t be left out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful.
If you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault, whether at work or elsewhere, give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you can make a personal injury claim.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice