With thousands of different jobs to choose from and even more people doing them every day, it is perhaps not surprising that a small number of people can occasionally be injured at work. It isn’t that common for accidents to happen in the workplace, although with that said, some careers have higher injury statistics than others.
Industries such as farming and construction are among those that are potentially more dangerous than others, such as office work for instance.
However, any workplace has the potential to be dangerous if the employer does not do their duties to keep their workers safe from harm. The Health and Safety at Work Act covers all the things an employer must do to ensure their workplace is safe in every respect. If this law is not followed in some way and someone is injured at work, there could be the opportunity to make an employer negligence injury compensation claim.
Injuries at work
People can be injured in a variety of ways in the workplace. Machinery can pose a potential risk of injury if people are not trained in how to use it, or if it is substandard, broken or damaged or not maintained.
In other situations people may be injured in much simpler – yet still quite painful – ways. A good example would be the presence of a wet or slippery floor that causes someone to slip over and hurt themselves. Similarly a lack of training can lead to a situation where someone is unnecessarily hurt. As you can see, all manner of things can go wrong that can result in injury.
Can you claim employer negligence injury compensation?
There is the potential to make such a claim if you have been injured at work within the last three years. Furthermore, you must be able to prove negligence on the part of your employer, and to prove this led to your injuries being sustained.
In essence then, it makes a lot of sense to call Accident Advice Helpline. With our 15 years’ experience in this field, we may be able to support you in making a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 so you can find out more information and see whether you have a chance to claim. You could win an amount of compensation for the experience you have been through.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead