If you’ve had accidents at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer.
Compensation is provided to people who have suffered injuries or illness as a result of work-related injury or poor working conditions. It is an employer’s responsibility to focus on health and safety at work and follow set guidelines and employees have the right to make a claim if they have been injured at work through no fault of their own.
How do I make a claim?
Making a work accident claim is more straightforward than you may think. Accident Advice Helpline has more than a decade of experience in handling workplace injury claims and if you have suffered repetitive strain injuries or similar accidents over the last three years, which were not your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. There is no obligation to attend court in the majority of cases and assistance is available 24 hours a day.
Before you make a claim, it is important to gather as much information about your situation as possible; ask other people if they saw the incident, see a doctor and get their professional opinion and record any important details that may support your case.
When you have all the relevant information, the case will be handled by a legal expert.
How much compensation will I get and how long does it take?
The amount of work accident compensation you claim is dependent on the nature of the injury, the impact on your day to day life and the circumstances surrounding the incident. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis and the amount of compensation granted varies from case to case. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. The timescale also differs according to the individual case.
Have I got a valid claim?
Before you make a claim, it is important to check that your situation meets the criteria. Accident Advice Helpline has a very simple to use, 30-second test, which will help you to decide whether or not you have a valid case to claim compensation for an accident at work. All you have to do is answer the following questions:
- Have you had an accident over the course of the last 3 years?
- Did the accident occur at work?
- Was the accident your fault?
- Did you receive medical treatment?
Date Published: September 24, 2013
Author: David Brown