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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

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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,….

    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….

    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….

    Can I claim for tripping over wires at work?


    Call Accident Advice Helpline to get the most accurate answer to the question: “Can I claim for tripping over wires at work?” Safety in the workplace The most common causes of workplace injuries include slips, trips and falls. They are also the most preventable cause of workplace accidents. Tripping over trailing cables and wires at….

    Top Five Causes of Workplace Accidents


    Every year, tens of thousands of people suffer workplace accidents. While many of these are fortunately only minor, some people are left severely injured following an accident at work. In addition, workplace accidents claim the lives of around 15 people annually. While accidents can happen any time and to anyone, many workplace accidents are unavoidable. Accordingly,….

    Compensation for bricklaying accidents


    How dangerous is bricklaying, you may wonder? For the most part this job is quite safe, especially if all the appropriate Health and Safety laws are followed to the letter. It is the job of every employer to ensure their workers are always safe. Therefore, there should be no potential danger posed by any potential….

    In Focus: Mines and Quarries Act 1954


    Outline The Mines and Quarries Act of 1954 was ultimately concerned with the health and safety of employees who worked within the mines. Its legislation was introduced in order to prevent accidents and injury to those employed in that environment. Provisions Passed on 25th November 1954, this act aimed to improve the condition of mines….

    I had a fall at work and want injury compensation


    Slips, trips and falls are the main causes of injury at work and we at Accident Advice Helpline receive calls regarding compensation for these every day. If you have had a fall at work and you feel that it was not your fault, then here are the steps you can take to receive appropriate injury….

    I had an accident at work, what are my rights?


    ContentsA slip at workYour rights and how much you can claim after an accident at workFree support for victimsIf you are suffering from an injury and asking the question, “After an accident at work, what are my rights?” Accident Advice Helpline can help you. We will be able to answer your questions as well as….

    A simple work-related injury or illness definition


    Injuries and illnesses can affect all our lives at various times. You would be lucky to go through life without suffering either of these at some points. However, when it comes to a work-related injury or illness definition, it makes sense to learn more about these definitions, so you know whether your injury or illness….

    Some examples of accident at work compensation amounts


    Accident at work compensation amounts can vary greatly depending on the details of the case and who represents you when making a claim. Some accidents at work may result in an employer offering a small settlement offer, while other claim management companies may take a bigger settlement. An experienced law firm such as Accident Advice….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    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….

    Negligence at work


    When you go to work in the morning, you should be able to do so safe in the knowledge that you will be spending your day in a secure environment. Unfortunately, many people experience negligence at work which caused them to have accidents and sustain injuries. If you have been injured at work, our team….

    Recording accidents at work


    The workplace is somewhere we don’t necessarily think of as being a dangerous place. Spending time in the workplace, as many of us do, means there is a chance that you might become the victim of an accident. Reducing the risk of injury in the workplace Therefore, it is important to make an attempt to….

    How to claim on Employer’s Liability Insurance


    By law, employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees while at work or carrying out work related duties, on or off site. For this reason, many (but not all) employers are required by law to take Employer’s Liability insurance and to display the certificate of insurance where it may easily be….

    Injury claim without a National Insurance number


    ContentsWhy don’t you have a National Insurance number?Most common workplace accidentsNegligent employers and the lawHow much compensation could you get?Contact us todayMost of us go to work each day with little thought for our own personal safety – we simply go to do our job and then come home at the end of the day…..

    How long have I got to claim against work?


    If you have had an accident at work which was not your fault, then you should have had it logged in the accident book along with the contact details of any witnesses. The accident should then be reported by your employer or the trade union representative to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which oversees….

    Hernia at Work Compensation


    Many people know that if you break your arm, fall down the stairs or slip at work then you are entitled to sue for damages if the incident was the fault of your employer or someone other than yourself. What many people do not know however is that if you suffer a hernia at work,….

    HSE Accidents at Work


    HSE Accidents at Work Despite some of the bad press that is generated by the issue of health and safety, the fact remains that in the UK we are very fortunate to live and work in a country where our safety is of paramount importance at home, on the street and at work. When it….

    Police Officer Injury Claim


    If you are a police officer who has been injured in the line of duty, then you may wish to consider your eligibility for a police officer injury claim. Whilst the risk of accidents may be an accepted part of the job, there are many instances in which you will still be able to make a claim for….

    Claiming for Personal Injuries Through Work


    Need help claiming for personal injuries through work? If you have been injured at your place of work, you could get compensated for these work-related injuries under the following conditions: You were injured within the past three years; You were injured because of someone else; and You required medical treatment for your injuries. How do you know….

    Compensation for a Workplace Scald Injury


    How to claim compensation for a workplace scald injury Imagine you work in a restaurant or hotel that has a busy kitchen. It does not take more than a single second for someone’s attention to waver and a pan of hot oil or boiling water is all over you. You could be off work for….

    Police officer injury compensation


    Police Officer Injury Compensation Some jobs are hazardous by their very nature, but that doesn’t mean you should put up with the consequences of an accident. If you’re a police officer and have been injured during the course of your duties, you might think there won’t be any recourse, but luckily, there is — just….

    Bin man injured


    The Perils Of The Refuse Collector – Do You Have a Claim? The job of a refuse collector is one that is fraught with risks and dangers although many of these may not be obvious at first. But think about the work a refuse collector does and the environment in which they work in and….

    Compensation for breach of privacy in the workplace


    How to win compensation for breach of privacy in the workplace Imagine if you had worked in an office for years and had worked hard to get the respect of the other members of staff. You then start having a problem with your bowels and you are in tremendous pain every time you go to….

    Compensation for Disability Discrimination at Work


    How to find out if you are entitled to compensation for disability discrimination at work Imagine you have worked in an office ever since you left school and have always been on time, done the job to the best of your ability and hardly ever been off sick. Suddenly, one day you suffer a stroke….

    Had an accident at work?


    Have you had an accident at work? If you have had an accident at work and need to know more about making a compensation claim, we can help you. What kind of injury have you had? Some of the most common injuries we see at work include: Specific, work-based or industry specific injuries – these….


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