If you were unfortunate enough to have an accident in the workplace, you will probably know all about how painful and frustrating these can be. The whole reason for going to work and giving your all, is to earn money for yourselves and your family. We are not there to be put at risk and this type of injury can affect you for the rest of your life. As well as considerable pain, both mental and physical, you may need to take an extended break from your job. This can cause financial difficulties as well as possible career damaging repercussions. If the accident happened through no fault of your own, you may wish to seek financial compensation to ease this considerable pain.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience an accident in the workplace, you should look very carefully into the events surrounding this incident. If you believe that your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, you should think seriously about claiming work accident compensation. Just think about your pain as well as the possible financial difficulties that may lie ahead. This was not your fault, so why should you suffer because of the careless actions of others? The accident may be the result of receiving insufficient health and safety training or perhaps appropriate risk assessment not being carried out. One of the main reasons that employees do not sue their employees for financial compensation is the fear of repercussions or a breakdown in the relationship. These should not play any part in your decision to sue your employer, they will have insurance in place and this is there for your protection.
How to Proceed
Far from being a stressful or scary prospect, claiming for work accident compensation is a fairly straightforward activity. If followed correctly, you will not have to attend a court case, and will not risk any personal financial loss whatsoever. You will need to have all of the details to hand, before making that call. A witness would be very helpful and you should ask your doctor for a full list of your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline are here to offer expert legal help with your workplace accident compensation claim. Our patron, Esther Rantzen, has been helping people like you get justice for many years. We have been doing the same since 2000, so please call us if you feel that your employer has acted in a negligent way that has caused your injuries.
Date Published: October 4, 2013
Author: David Brown