If you have an accident at work which was not your fault then you should be able to make accident and injury claims in Croydon against your employer.
Many people don’t understand what constitutes an accident at work which they can actually claim for, as there are various levels of responsibility for both you and your employer, and in some cases your employer will be to blame whilst in others you may be more at fault.
Here are some of the types of work accidents which you can claim for, so that you can decide whether or not you want to pursue a claim.
Slips, trips and falls
If you have fallen because you were not behaving appropriately or were not looking where you were going, then you may not be able to make a claim. However, if the ground surface was unsuitable for the work that you were doing, if there were spills which should have been cleaned up and were not your responsibility or even if the ground was damaged and not cleared up, you may have a good case for a claim.
Not having the right equipment
You should always be provided with the correct equipment to do your job properly. This includes being given the right equipment and also being given equipment which is up to safety standards.
Not being provided with safety gear
Many jobs require you to wear safety equipment such as goggles and gloves when doing them. You should have been provided with these and your employer should enforce the wearing of these items on anyone doing the job. Without these items, the blame for an injury can be placed with your employer.
How to make accident and injury claims in Croydon
If you do decide that your employer is definitely at fault for your accident, and want to go ahead and make accident and injury claims in Croydon against them, the first step is to talk about making a claim with someone in the know.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about your accident, and they will be able to help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a claim.
You are under no obligation to proceed with a claim after this initial conversation but, if you do decide to go ahead you will be teamed with an injury lawyer who can make your claim for you, on your behalf.
Date Published: 12th June 2015
Author: David Brown