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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Category : Accident at work claim

    Does your employer have an accident prevention plan?

    If you have been injured in a workplace accident, whether you work on a farm, on a construction site or even in an office, then you may find yourself asking ‘Who’s to blame for my accident?’ It could be that your employer is at fault, particularly if they don’t have an accident prevention plan in….

    Who is responsible for accident prevention?

    Accident prevention is vital in order to reduce the risks of accidents happening, but who is responsible for accident prevention? Well, it depends. At your place of work, your employer is ultimately responsible for ensuring that you are not injured in a workplace accident. In public places such as a supermarket or hotel, the owner….

    Can an accident prevention course stop injuries?

    Accidents can and do happen at workplaces across the country, whether you work in an office or on a building site. There are steps your employer can take to prevent accidents and keep employees safe at work, and one of these things is holding an accident prevention course or attending a course designed to raise….

    A helpful work-related injury or illness definition

    Do you know of a work-related injury or illness definition that would help you identify whether you have been made ill or been injured in the workplace? The best definition would be that an illness or injury was directly caused by the working environment. This means if you had not been in that environment, you….

    Do these workplace hazards examples sound familiar?

    When we go to work every day, we expect to do our job, come home and relax or take part in our usual hobbies and activities. Nobody expects to be injured in an accident at work, yet every day hundreds of people are injured in workplace accidents across the country. There are hazards in every….

    How workshop hazards can cause injuries

    Working in a workshop can have its hazards – in fact, any workplace has hazards that could lead to accidents if they are not properly managed. If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, ask yourself if your employer did all they could to keep you safe. If not, it could be that you’re….

    When is it not the employer’s fault?

    ContentsWhy do accidents in the workplace happen?What could cause harm to employees in the workplace?Display Screen Equipment (DSE)If it is my employer’s fault, will a claim affect my job?When is an employee most likely to suffer an injury at work?Make a claim for compensationWere you involved in an accident at work which resulted in serious….

    Self-employed workers injury claim

    ContentsWhich industry do you work in?How common are injuries in the workplace?Who might be to blame for accidents suffered by self-employed workers?Finding out whether you have an opportunity to claim compensationCall us today for more helpSelf-employment is becoming more popular in the UK. In 2008, there were 3.8 million self-employed people in the UK, but….

    Average payout for back injury at work

    ContentsAre back injuries serious?How did you injure your back?Are you more likely to suffer a back injury in certain industries?Taking steps to prevent a back injury at workClaiming compensation for a back injury at workWhen we go to work each day, the last thing we expect is to be injured whilst we’re doing our job…..

    Proving an accident at work claim

    ContentsHow to go about proving an accident at work claimWhat should you do immediately following an accident at work?Make sure you see your GPHow much could you receive if your compensation claim went through?Every day, people go to work in thousands of workplaces across the UK. They work in all manner of different roles, some….

    True or false? I won’t be fired if I am injured at work

    ContentsMyth: ‘Those who are injured at work are the first to be dismissed’Myth: ‘I’ll be fired if I make a work-related injury claim’Myth: ‘Making a claim could cause animosity with other workers and/or the boss’After being injured in a work-related accident that was not your fault, one side-effect that you may not have considered is….

    How to claim work sciatica compensation

    ContentsWhat is sciatica?What causes sciatica?Treatment for sciaticaIs your sciatica work-related?Preventing sciaticaClaiming work sciatica compensation with Accident Advice HelplineSciatica is a painful condition that often first comes to light after suffering an injury at work. You can often develop sciatica after carrying out lifting duties at work, and over time this can lead to the development….

    Your employer’s responsibilities if you have an accident at work

    ContentsWhat are your employer’s responsibilities?Taking time off work after being involved in a work accidentMore about employer negligenceHow can you find out for certain whether you can claim?Very few people ever experience accidents at work. The health and well-being of workers is taken far more seriously today compared to the distant past. This is mainly….

    Are flip flops too dangerous to wear in the office?

    ContentsWill wearing flip flops lead to an accident at work?In offices up and down the country, dress codes and uniform policies are the bane of many workers’ lives. However, it’s important to remember that regulations are often in place to stay safe and avoid accidents at work as well as helping to look the part…..

    Can I claim as a prison officer?

    ContentsWhy might a prison officer want to claim personal injury compensation?Common prison officer injuriesClaiming compensation after an accident working at a prisonWorking as a prison officer can be a tough job both emotionally and physically. Not only do you often have to deal with violent offenders and difficult situations, there is also the risk of….

    How to claim factory accident compensation

    Factory work tends to be quite full-on and very physical in nature. This arguably makes it all the more important to ensure every worker can do their job in a safe manner. By working according to strict health and safety rules, there is far less likelihood of anyone being injured while they are working in….

    Compensation for loss of sight at work

    One of the worst things that can happen to you is losing your eyesight, especially if you lose it completely, which is thankfully quite uncommon, especially in an accident. Partial blindness, however, or blindness in one eye is a more common injury and there are many ways in which someone might lose their eyesight; it….

    In focus: Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act, 1920

    ContentsMoving on from the Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children ActA forerunner to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974?The dangers of modern jobsStaying safe at work is just as important as everHave you been injured at work?Just before Christmas 1920, a new law came into effect, known as the Employment of Women,….

    Chemical burn at work advice

    A personal injury claim for an accident at work is something that an individual would prefer to avoid, and sometimes a person can be unclear whether the circumstances of their accident actually warrant a claim for compensation. For this reason, Accident Advice Helpline is offering chemical burn at work advice. A chemical burn is described….

    Driving Instructor Accident Claim

    ContentsLearner driversAn accident on the road at work can come in many forms, depending on the type of job that a person actually does. A driving instructor accident claim covers accidental personal injury claims for driving instructors. As a driving instructor it can be part and parcel of the job to be hit from behind….

    Common injury at work compensation amounts

    No matter what your job, there is the potential of being injured in an accident at work. If you have been hurt in an accident that was somebody else’s fault then you may be considering making a claim for personal injury compensation. Perhaps you’ve broken your ankle after falling off a ladder in a storeroom….

    In Focus: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    What is it? The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation that covers health and safety in Great Britain and therefore the basis of British occupational health and safety law. The act aims to increase the standards of health and safety in the workplace and its guidelines are still….

    Compensation for being hurt by an unlicensed forklift driver

    ContentsHow bad can injuries caused by a forklift be?Do you want no-obligation advice following an injury at work?A forklift truck is a vehicle that is used in many different workplaces. It is generally used to pick up and move things from one place to another, perhaps sometimes retrieving them from high racking to set down….

    I just fell over in work on ice, can I claim?

    If you just fell over in work on ice, can you claim is probably one of the things on your mind. We are happy to tell you that, if you have fallen on ice at work, and you are injured, you could file a personal injury claim, and our team of experts, at Accident Advice Helpline, could….

    Claiming for an accident in your place of work

    Whenever we go to work we have the right to be safe and not be put into any dangerous situations. Every employer has a duty of care to ensure that the working environment is completely safe, and every precaution has been taken to make sure staff do not come to any harm. However, it is….

    Read about workplace accident scenarios

    No matter where you work, there is the risk of accidents happening. So whilst it’s true that working on a building site is considerably more dangerous than being employed in an office, you could suffer injuries in an accident at any place of work, if something goes wrong. There are many kinds of different workplace….

    The cost of making a claim for an accident at work

    Are you letting worries over the cost of making a claim for an accident at work deter you from taking action and winning the compensation you deserve? If so, you really ought to stop worrying and start seeking justice. The thing is that just about anybody can begin personal injury compensation proceedings against an employer,….

    How to claim for an accident at work

    Have you suffered physically because of an accident at your place of work? If so, it might come in very useful to know how to claim for an accident at work so that you can obtain the compensation money that you have a right to receive. Many people who want to know how to claim for….

    Injuries you could sustain from an accident at work

    The injuries you could sustain from an accident at work can be very severe There are many injuries you could sustain from an accident at work. The truth is that no two accidents are the same. There are several bones, tissues, and organs that can be damaged due to an accident. The damage from an….

    Your employer’s responsibility to prevent an accident at work

    It is your employer’s responsibility to prevent an accident at work Are you looking for information about compensation after suffering an accident while you were at work? Accidents at work are comparatively rare when compared to how things were in the past. In times gone by, workers had no rights and fatal workplace accidents were….

    Suffering after an accident at work

    Are you suffering after an accident at work? Despite a wide range of health and safety laws being enacted, accidents continue to occur in workplaces up and down the country. Although your employer’s responsibility to prevent an accident at work should stop anyone from getting hurt, this isn’t always the case. Even when companies adhere to….

    Accident at Work Claim

    A successful accident at work claim can be made by any employee who has suffered an injury in the workplace, regardless of the industry or sector they work in. Claims can be made against a past or present employer – as long as the accident occurred within the last three years, the employer was at….

    Claiming after an accident at work

    Claiming after an accident at work in Denbighshire can be extremely stressful. However, if you come to us at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll be able to provide all the help and support you need. Read on to find out more about the services we can offer. Who we are Accident Advice Helpline was set up….

    Geo support technician accident claim

    Whether you work as a geo support technician in the military or as part of a different organisation, you should never have to suffer an accident in your career that wasn’t your fault. Therefore, if you have been injured this way, you might decide to look into making a geo support technician accident claim. Will….

    Can I claim for an accident as a logistic supply specialist?

    If you want to know if you can claim for an accident as a logistic supply specialist you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.  We are used to being asked all kinds of questions about accidents that happen in a range of professions and activities and we will be pleased to help you. Call us at any time to….

    What to do if you have an accident at work

    By law, your employer must protect your health and safety at work. He or she must ensure that your workplace is safe and does not present any risks to your health. As part of this duty, your employer must: Regularly inspect and maintain machinery and other equipment found in your workplace. Provide you with personal….

    What is the claim period after an accident at work?

    If you are considering claiming compensation for an accident at work, you only have a certain time within which to take legal action against your employer. It is called a limitation period and it varies, depending on your age and state of health. What is the claim period after an accident at work? In most….

    Types of accidents at work

    Most of us spend a lot of time at work so it’s not surprising that when we are unfortunate enough to be injured in an accident, it often happens in the workplace. Many types of accidents at work are typically minor. Sometimes, the embarrassment of falling over in front of colleagues is worse than the….

    Tripped at work

    Trips at work are relatively common, and can occur in any type of workplace. The Health and Safety Executive recognises this, and requires all employers to take steps to remove, or minimise, trip hazards. If your employer ignores his or her responsibilities, and you are injured as a result, it is highly likely that you….

    Trip at work

    Most slips or trips occur outside, on an uneven pavement, for example, off a kerb or over something left lying about. Trips in our own homes are less common but trips or falls in the office or workplace happen every day all over the UK. If you have been injured in a trip at work….

    Stress of an accident at work

    The stress of an accident at work can have many psychological effects. Times are hard, and with recent government cuts the idea of facing a long spell of unemployment could have dire consequences. However, financial hardship could be the least of your worries. Studies have shown that stress can lead to all sorts of illnesses. For….

    Can you get compensation if you burnt yourself at work?

    Fleet is a town situated in England and it is also considered to be a civil parish. It has a population of over 31,000 people and the Fleet Pond is very popular amongst the locals. If you have recently sustained injuries at work and are wondering can you get compensation if you burnt yourself at….

    Claim against your employer

    Isn’t it risky to make a claim against your employer after an accident? If you have had an accident at work and you believe it happened because your workplace wasn’t safe, then you may have grounds to make a case for compensation for your injuries. Understandably, many people worry about doing this: isn’t there a….

    Claim amounts for an accident at work

    Need to know about claim amounts for an accident at work? One of the most frequent questions we are asked when people approach us for advice is what they are entitled to in terms of claim amounts for an accident at work. There is no definitive answer, but we will do our best to give….

    Claiming for a slip or fall on ice at work

    Have you had an accident at work and are feeling angry about being injured? That’s understandable if the accident wasnt your fault. Perhaps a work colleague was to blame for what happened. Maybe your employer failed in their duty to keep you safe at work. If you are thinking of claiming for a slip or fall….

    Job injury claim

    Employers have a duty of care to do everything they can to keep their employees, visitors and contractors safe whilst at work. Their responsibilities include: Providing the necessary equipment and tools for the job to be carried out safely and to ensure that it is maintained to a safe standard. Providing the correct safety work….

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