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Claiming for a breach of health and safety at work


Everyone has a responsibility to uphold health and safety at work. It starts with your employer who will be bound by government legislation to ensure the safety of all employees. This then works its way through the organisation you work for, in the form of policies and procedures that you will need to follow while doing your job.

These policies and procedures are there to keep you safe. They might include itemising the sort of clothes and footwear you have to wear every day, or they can be something as simple as not leaving paperwork on the floor, or they might take the form of the correct use of chairs when you’re sitting at a computer all day.


Claiming for a breach of health and safety at work

If you’re considering claiming for a breach of health and safety at work, you need to be clear what sort of breach has been involved. Is it something you did or neglected to do? Was it something a colleague did? Or was it a breach of health and safety that was down to your employer? Understanding this is key, when it comes to claiming for a breach of health and safety at work.


What can you claim?

You can claim compensation if you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault. You will need to demonstrate that the accident was not caused by yourself. You can claim for injuries received, and for loss of earnings, as well as any expenses, and medical treatment that you are paying out for.

Don’t worry that your injuries were not severe enough to make a claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we look at each case on its merits. Call us and let’s talk it through.


When can you claim?

If you would like to make a claim for compensation for an accident you have had at work, you need to do so within three years. Don’t delay as you may miss your chance.


How can you make a claim?

Claiming for a breach of health and safety at work is relatively straightforward when you come to Accident Advice Helpline. We’re a law firm that was established in the year 2000 to help people like you who have had accidents and would like to make a personal injury claim.

Call us up on 0800 689 5659. We’ll talk you through how we go about making a claim for compensation and you can ask us any questions you may have.