Injuries can happen in all manner of different ways. While workplaces are generally very safe, thanks to the health and safety laws in place today, there are still isolated occasions when injuries will happen. Most of the time, these injuries are minor, but in some instances they can be more problematic and serious.
In some cases, it is found that a work injury was avoidable and need not have happened if the proper steps and procedures had been in place to begin with. If an employer is found negligent as the result of an accident occurring, it may be the case that the injured person can make a compensation claim.
How do you know if your work injury was avoidable?
Every employer must complete risk assessments where necessary, in order to determine how safe a particular workplace or job is. For example, a building site will have various measures in place to make sure there is no risk to anyone who works in that environment. This may involve providing the correct safety equipment and training to those working there, as well as ensuring vehicles are kept separate from people on foot.
There are all kinds of ways injuries can be avoided in the workplace. If you suffer an injury, then – especially a more serious one – you do have a right to find out whether that injury was avoidable. If it was, you could end up claiming compensation as a result of the injury you suffered.
Taking the right steps to move ahead today
When you suffer an injury at work, you may feel quite upset and pained by it. It could have an effect on other parts of your life as well; it may prevent you from doing things in your own time that you previously enjoyed.
Even if you make a full recovery from the injury, you still have a chance to claim compensation if the injury was not your fault and could have been avoided. Call Accident Advice Helpline to see whether we could be of assistance, on 0800 689 0500. We can find out whether your employer or another individual was responsible for the injury occurring, and whether negligence did play a part in the injury you sustained. Move ahead today with our assistance, and let us help you make a claim if we can possibly do so.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead