Many workplace accidents are caused because of a lack of duty of care followed by the employer. They are responsible for providing a safe and healthy working environment for their employees, no matter how difficult this may seem. When these employers fail to follow these guidelines, they are essentially failing their employees, and as a result, they become liable for any accidents that take place at work. If you are unfortunate enough to experience an accident in your workplace, you may be able to seek financial compensation from your employer.
If you work in a safe workplace environment, you should be able to avoid most scenarios that cause accidents. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to suffer an accident in the workplace, you should take a very close look at the circumstances that caused this incident. Any fall or trip in the workplace could be as a result of negligence on the part of your employer. However, some accidents are so random, that no fault can be placed on the employer whatsoever. If you have any doubts as to who was to blame for your accident, you should contact the Accident Advice Helpline immediately. We have a claims calculator that takes 30 seconds to ascertain whether or not you should claim financial compensation from your employer. Employer negligence is an everyday occurrence in workplaces across the country. For example, if you notice an issue in your office or factory that could pose a hazard for employees, you need to tell your employer immediately. If an accident should take place after bringing this hazard to your employer’s attention, then they are liable for this outcome.
How to Proceed
If you sustain an injury at work, and believe it was due to employer negligence, you need to investigate the conditions leading up to your accident. Obtain all of the facts, including your injuries, and write everything down. If any witnesses are happy to come forward, take their details as well. If you feel that your employer could have acted in a more responsible manner, then you should contact a legal specialist to review your case. We recommend that you call Accident Advice Helpline to pursue your claim. We have a 24/7 freephone number that you are welcome to use. You will experience a stress-free claim procedure and most claims do not require a court appearance. Just remember that your injuries were not your fault and you should be able to claim some financial compensation to assist your physical and mental recovery journey.
Date Published: October 4, 2013
Author: David Brown