Injured at work?
Injuries at work are still commonplace but, thankfully, the UK has strict laws so that employees can sue employers if they are injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
A workplace accident can occur in any working environment, but are more frequent in jobs involving manual labour. In fact, statistics show that farming is the most dangerous occupation to have.
Construction and industrial injuries are also commonplace, though, and workplace accident claims can be anything from falling off a ladder to slipping on a wet floor that hasn’t been sign posted.
In the included YouTube video, the accident at work at 0:41 was the forklift truck tipping forward. Had the driver been injured, he may be eligible to claim for compensation if the employer had provided a vehicle that was too light or ordered the moving of a material that was too heavy for the forklift.
If however, the driver himself had chosen the forklift to move the object, responsibility may fall on him for not choosing a more appropriate vehicle.
Working with faulty products
Although the incident in the video did not result from a faulty product, many accidents do occur because employees have been told to use equipment that has not been properly maintained or is broken.
Work accident compensation can be filed for if an injury results from such equipment, because workers are legally entitled to work with products that are in proper working condition, and by law the employer is responsible for ensuring this condition is met.
Who can help?
In the stressful times after being injured at work, you need to know who you can turn to for help and advice.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in business for 13 years, securing personal injury compensation for millions of workers who were involved in accidents at work.
Not only will Accident Advice Helpline assist you in securing the money you have lost in earnings or paid out in medical bills, but it also operates under a no-win, no-fee stipulation, so it won’t cost you a penny if you lose the claim – and best of all, most claimants don’t even have to go to court.
Finding out if your claim is eligible couldn’t be easier – simply visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and either use the 30-second test, or Compensation Calculator, to find out if you qualify.