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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    My employer caused my injury at work


    Employers have a duty of care to all of their employees and if there is an instance of an injury at work happening to any of them because of employer negligence it is a very serious matter. If you are uncertain as to whether you can make a claim for personal injury compensation then why not try our 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. It really does only take half a minute and it will give you a quick rule of thumb guide as to what you may receive, although it is important to remember that no payout is guaranteed.

    Injury at work can have serious lifelong effects

    Depending on what job you do, an injury at work can mean that your earning power in the future is very much reduced. This will be taken into account by any court calculating the level of your personal injury compensation. Our experienced lawyers will work for you to ensure that you get the very best compensation commensurate with your injury and on a no win, no fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about money up front. Esther Rantzen, the consumer champion who we are pleased to have as our patron, feels that this is a vital part of our service, making compensation for injury at work available to all.

    Training is vital in almost any job

    You may feel that you work in a very safe environment and that an injury at work is therefore not terribly likely but unfortunately there is always the unexpected. Basic health and safety training should be made available by the employer wherever the employees are expected to work because every kind of workplace has its own risks and potential dangers. Obviously, if you work at height or in a place where there is a danger of falling objects, heat, gas or other risk then you take special care and a responsible employer will ensure that everyone behaves well. But in a less obviously dangerous setting such as an office or shop, things may well be not so well managed and this is when accidents happen. Discarded paper on the floor is a serious slip hazard and an unlighted step or dip in the floor can easily cause trips. Employers must make sure that any hazard like this is well marked and drawn to the attention of all staff and visitors to minimize the risk of an injury at work happening.

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    Date Published: September 23, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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