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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Workplace accident YouTube 1


    Workplace Accident YouTube 1

    Accidents at work waiting to happen

    The workplace accident YouTube 1 video above shows a selection of work accidents just waiting to happen. In each case, either training/ safety procedures and/or equipment are ignored or were not provided by the respective employers in the first place.

    Should any one of these individuals be injured in an accident resulting from these risky situations, whether they will be able to claim for compensation or not depends very much on who is ultimately responsible for these blatantly wrong and dangerous set-ups.

    Proving responsibility and liability for work incurred injury

    Essentially, if you are injured at work, you will need to prove that the accident was not your fault before you qualify for a claim. Should any one of the examples shown in this video lead to a serious injury, the first question to be asked when deciding eligibility to claim is why the work was not carried out following safety procedures and/ or using safety equipment.

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    Scenario #1

    If the case should be that workers simply ignored provided safety training/ procedures and chose to work without the necessary equipment to perform the job safely, there is no way any court would decide in their favour when making a work injury compensation claim.

    Scenario #2

    Should the employers in these cases have failed to train their workers properly, inform them of necessary safety procedures and/ or provide the correct equipment to ensure their safety, they are responsible for the resulting accidents. In other words, their failure to comply with laws requiring them to ensure the health and safety of their workers makes them liable to pay compensation for injuries at work.

    Preventing workplace accidents

    It is therefore of the utmost importance to always follow provided training and safety procedures, as well as using the correct, provided safety equipment.

    This not only applies to the kind of equipment that should have been used in the video’s example, but to all types of equipment, including ear protectors in noisy environments, safety harnesses, goggles, and so on. Doing this will help to prevent injuries at work, as well as ensuring if something does happen, you can claim for compensation.

    The workplace accident YouTube 1 video gives a useful insight into potential risks, but you should always be aware of any other hazards.

    Making work accident compensation claims

    If you were injured in an accident at your place of work due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation.

    Calling Accident Advice Helpline will enable you to discuss your work-related accident confidentially with helpful, friendly advisers. The free-phone helpline is available 24/7, and advisers can quickly determine if you qualify for a claim.

    Date Published: October 21, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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