With so many complications arising from occupational illness and injury, if you do seek treatment for a work injury, how can these costs be covered?
It is an unfortunate fact that accidents at work occur across all industries, no matter your job role. From repetitive strain injuries to chemical-related respiratory illnesses, the array of work-related accidents is vast, and severity varies greatly.
With every worker at risk from occupational ailments, we consider who is responsible for the costs involved if you do need to seek treatment for a work injury.
Who pays if you have to seek treatment for a work injury?
If you are involved in an accident at work, and your employer is found liable, they are responsible for covering costs connected with the incident.
This means, if you suffer a work-related injury or illness, it is likely that your employer will be required to cover costs for any loss in earnings, distress, and treatment you need to receive.
This can be a worry for victims of work-related injury and illness. If you have to seek treatment for a work injury, you may know the costs are high. You may not want to put this pressure onto your employer.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury in recovering the compensation they are entitled to. Forget the financial worries associated with your accident; recuperate at home safe with the knowledge that your employer has insurance in place to guarantee your treatment costs are covered.
Why is your employer liable for your accident at work?
When you are at work, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. When you suffer an injury or illness due to their negligence, they have failed in this duty of care and can be held liable for the harm and distress you have endured.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone helpline number. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call.
Speak to us at a time that suits you on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We’re waiting to help you win the compensation you deserve.