UK law dictates that all employees have the right to work in a safe environment. In order for this to occur, there is strict legislation that employers have to follow to help avoid work injuries.
One of the main ways work injuries can happen is through the use of inappropriate equipment, which puts a worker at risk. This in turn can lead to making a work injuries claim.
The photo above demonstrates a worker without proper equipment; not only is there not a ladder tall enough to reach from the dome to the statue, there is also not appropriate restraining or supporting equipment. Whether the person can seek work accident compensation or not depends on why the situation is as it is.
If the ladder were to topple and the man suffered an accident at work but it was his own decision to take the risk then he is unprotected by law. If, however, his work accident was the result of his employer failing, or refusing, to provide the necessary tools and equipment to perform his job then he can seek compensation as his employer neglected his responsibility.
The claims process
When a person is unfortunate enough to be injured at work they may wonder whether they qualify for compensation, and how expensive and convoluted the process will be. Some may even be put off applying because they think it will be much harder than it actually is.Open Claim Calculator
The reality is, making a claim is not difficult at all. The first thing to do is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, either with a phone call to the 24/7 advice line, or on the website, where you can fill in the Compensation Calculator. Both options will inform you of whether your case is eligible to seek compensation or not. If you decide to proceed and opt to have Accident Advice Helpline represent you, the good news is the company operates on a no-win, no-fee basis, so it isn’t expensive at all – in fact, it couldn’t be cheaper!
Another concern is the legitimacy of certain organisations. No concerns are necessary here, though – Accident Advice Helpline is a bona fide law firm with 13 years’ industry experience. Esther Rantzen even considered them good enough to put her reputation on the line, as she is the public patron.
If you’ve had an injury and want to get what you deserve, go straight for the best in the business – Accident Advice Helpline.