It’s not always easy to tell whether your employer’s negligence has led to your accident at work. Sometimes it’s obvious but other times you might be unsure and you could miss out on the opportunity to claim personal injury compensation if you wait too long. But if you have been injured in a workplace accident and you want negligent employer compensation advice, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Negligent employers are putting their staff at risk and there is no excuse for their attitude towards health and safety. If you’re really concerned about the safety of your workplace following an accident, you could report your accident to the Health and Safety Executive, who may carry out their own investigations to find out what has happened and ensure your workplace is safer in future.
How has your employer been negligent?
So what exactly is classed as negligent behaviour when it comes to employers? Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience handling personal injury compensation claims, and here are a few examples of how an employer could be negligent:
- Failing to provide staff with the necessary training to carry out their roles safely
- Not maintaining or servicing equipment regularly – for example tools and other machinery
- Failing to ensure staff take the required rest breaks
- Not ensuring the workplace is kept clean and tidy
- Failing to appoint a first aider, if required
- Not providing you with safety equipment, for example if you’re working at height
- Not carrying out risk assessments as required
If you suspect your employer has been negligent but you’re not sure if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation, you can get in touch with us for negligent employer compensation advice. We’ll be able to tell you if your employer is responsible for your accident and whether or not you have a viable claim – we can also explain to you how the claims process works; it’s simpler than you might expect.
Should you make a claim?
There’s nothing to stop you making a personal injury claim if you’ve been injured at the hands of a negligent employer; indeed Accident Advice Helpline believes you should make a claim. Get in touch with us by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for negligent employer compensation advice, or head for our website and take the 30-second test today. We’ve been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service, so you know you can trust us.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton