Every year, thousands of workers are injured in accidents at work. If you’re unlucky enough to be injured at work and you weren’t at fault, you may be thinking about claiming compensation but is it always possible to make a claim and does somebody have to be at fault in order for a claim to be successful? If you have questions about making a work accident claim, call Accident Advice helpline today!
Does somebody have to be at fault for a compensation claim to be successful?
Work injury compensation is awarded to employees who have suffered work-related injury as a result of negligence on behalf of their employer or the company they represent. In order for an accident claim to be successful, there must be clear blame on one side. In the case of work illness compensation,the employee makes a claim against their employer following an accident which could have been prevented if the employer had not displayed negligence.
Examples of potential work injury claims include:
- slips and trips on slippery surfaces or poorly maintained carpet or flooring
- falls cause by unsuitable or faulty equipment
- injuries caused by defective equipment, electrical appliances, tools or products
- work-related illness related to failure to comply with health and safety guidelines
What should I do if I’ve been injured at work?
If you’ve been injured at work or you’ve been involved in a work accident, it’s important to record all the important information linked to the incident while it is fresh in your mind. Report the accident to your supervisor so that it can be documented and see a doctor so that they can assess and make a note of your injuries and any treatment provided. If there were eye witnesses, such as colleagues, ask them for their contact details so that they can provide a statement.
If you’d like to pursue a personal injury claim, it is wise to seek advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have more than a decade of experience in handling work accident claims and our expert legal team will be there to guide you through every step of the claims process.
We take over all the leg work, so you don’t have to worry about any additional stress and we work on a no win, no fee basis. Call our free phone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landlines) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile phones) to get your work injury claim started.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown