Is your employer the type of person who is always cutting corners? “We don’t need to do a risk assessment,” they say when you express your concerns about working at height. “I’ll fix that later,” is their response when you report a broken or faulty piece of equipment to them. This type of negligence is no laughing matter – it could have serious consequences when an employee is injured in a workplace accident.
If it’s you who has been injured and you feel that your employer could have done more to prevent your accident from happening, claiming negligent employer compensation is an option that’s open to you. You’re not alone as Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim personal injury compensation from their employers since we were established in 2000.
What injuries have you sustained?
Negligent employers who don’t follow health and safety regulations are putting the health and safety of their employees at risk. Here are a few of the most common injuries we have handled claims for over the years:
- Broken bones, head injuries and spinal injuries after a fall from height
- Torn ligaments, tendons and broken bones after a slip, trip or fall
- Crush injuries caused by heavy machinery or equipment
- Head injuries caused by objects falling from height
- A range of injuries caused by employees being over-tired (inadequate rest breaks)
- Loss of limbs from being run over by a forklift (driven by an unqualified/untrained member of staff)
- Seizure disorders or heart conditions after being electrocuted by faulty equipment/machinery
If your employer doesn’t take health and safety seriously, you are at risk of being injured at work. If this has happened to you, we’re here to make sure that those responsible are held liable for your accident. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so even if you’re struggling financially after taking time off work because of your accident, you can afford to make a claim.
Why should you claim?
Claiming negligent employer compensation shows your employer that you aren’t just going to lie back and let them get away with their attitude towards health and safety. If you think other members of staff might be at risk, reporting your accident to the Health and Safety Executive might also be a good idea. You deserve to be compensated, even if the injuries you have sustained are minor – it’s not your fault. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to tell you whether or not you have a viable claim.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton