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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

    Accident at work compensation claims

    Five things you need to know about accident at work compensation claims

    Accidents at work can be difficult to deal with. Accident at work compensation claims can be tricky territory if you’re not familiar with the compensation process. Here are some facts to help you get started.

    1.    Your employer has a statutory duty to make sure that your workplace is a safe environment for you to work in. This means that the Health and Safety of the job you do should be assessed regularly by someone suitably qualified.

    The equipment you work with should be regularly maintained and you should be provided with full training on any equipment or other work-related process such as manual handling.

    Any facilities provided for your use should be safe, fit for purpose and well maintained. Inadequate care and attention to these points by your employer can lead to accident at work compensation claims.

    2.    There are many different types of injury and accident at work compensation claims, including:

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    •  slips, trips and falls.
    •  manual handling and lifting injuries.
    •  injuries caused by misuse of equipment by yourself or someone else, perhaps through lack of adequate training.
    •  injuries caused by faulty or poorly maintained equipment.
    •  specific industrial diseases such as vibration white finger caused by tool usage.
    • psychological injuries.

    If you have suffered an injury like this at work, you may be entitled to compensation.

    3.    You can get help with your claim. A law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can match you to the legal support you need. Our expert lawyers will be able handle your case and assess the impact of your employer’s action or inaction on your accident wherever you live and work in the UK.

    4.    You can afford the best. Accident Advice Helpline works on a no-win, no-fee basis, with no upfront charges to find. This means that you access the very best legal advice without having to risk your finances. If, for whatever reason, your case is unsuccessful, you will have no legal fees to pay.

    5.    Accident at work compensation claims don’t have to be stressful. Simply give our helpline a ring and talk through your options with us. Our professional advisers will give you friendly advice on the options available to you.

    Would you like more information?

    If you have been injured at work and you think you might be able to make a compensation claim, feel free to give Accident Advice Helpline a call.  The compensation process doesn’t have to be difficult – let us help you.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 30th November 2012

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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