If you have sustained a serious injury at work, you may be looking at a substantial loss of future earnings. If you can no longer perform the work you did previously either for mental or physical reasons, you may have to re-train.
Your injury could even mean not being able to work at all for a certain period of time. If the injury wasn’t your fault, however, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
What is personal injury compensation?
Personal injury compensation is a legal provision which exists to give financial aid to those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. It can also be claimed if you have been in an accident in a public place, on business premises, or even if you have been injured by the police. In order for your claim to be valid, you must be able to prove that your injury wasn’t your own fault.
In the case of work-related injuries, your employer has a duty to keep you safe ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974. This means keeping the working environment free of avoidable hazards, adequately signposting all unavoidable hazards, providing you with adequate training and safety gear, and ensuring that adequate supervision is given at all times.
Suing an employer for injury at work
If you’d like to make a claim for personal injury compensation or learn more about this legal provision, call our expert advisers at Accident Advice Helpline. They’ll be able to discuss your own personal situation in detail and establish whether or not you have a case for employer negligence.
If they agree that your claim is likely to be successful, and you would like to go ahead, the claims procedure can usually be done entirely over the phone, with only a few rare cases involving personal court attendance by the claimant.
We work on a no win, no fee basis and have helped many other accident victims receive the compensation they are legally entitled to over the last thirteen years.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are proudly endorsed by TV personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen. Don’t worry if you’re not sure that you want to make a claim just yet, we’ll be happy to simply discuss your case and won’t put you under any pressure to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: November 24, 2013
Author: David Brown