Everyone has a right to work safely, no matter what job they happen to do. We all recognise that some jobs carry more of a risk to our safety than others. For example a police officer may well have more chance to be injured on the job than someone working in an office. However this does not mean the office worker won’t have any chance of being injured. It all depends on the nature of the incident and how serious it happens to be.
Work injury compensation can potentially be paid in situations where the injured person was hurt because someone else was negligent. This means you must prove that negligence led to the accident occurring in the first place.
How can work injuries take place?
The answer to this depends on the nature of the job being done. Obviously farmers will be at potential risk of being hurt by farm machinery and possibly by farm animals too. Office workers may be at risk of tripping over computer cables and similar items. People working at height may be at potential risk of falling. Those working on building sites may be at risk of coming into contact with machinery, falling from height and other potential accidents too.
The most important thing that links all these cases and examples, though, is the need to find out how a particular accident happened. If someone has been negligent with regard to health and safety matters, there is a great need to find out whether things would have been different had they followed all health and safety laws. If this could have been the case, there may have been a chance for someone to have avoided the injuries they are now dealing with.
What should you do?
If you have suffered any kind of work injury because you believe your employer was guilty of negligence in some way, you should call Accident Advice Helpline. You do have a right to know whether you could claim work injury compensation. The amount you may get will depend on the nature of your accident and how serious your injuries are.
This is where we can help. Call 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you could claim, and if so, how much you might be entitled to get. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are standing by to make sure you get answers.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead