Whenever we go to work we have the right to be safe and not be put into any dangerous situations. Every employer has a duty of care to ensure that the working environment is completely safe, and every precaution has been taken to make sure staff do not come to any harm. However, it is a sad fact of life that accidents in the workplace do happen, and sometimes these are caused by employer negligence. If you’re interested in claiming for an accident in your place of work, read on to see how Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
Why do work accidents happen?
Some workplaces are more dangerous than others, and some people even complain about health and safety procedures being employed in the workplace. However, such precautions are certainly there for a reason, and whether you work in an office, school, shop, factory, warehouse, construction site or anywhere else, everything should be done to make sure you are not hurt by an accident in your place of work.
Sadly, employers do not do everything they can to make sure the workplace is safe. Sometimes they will get away with it, and sometimes they will not. Unfortunately, when a lack of health and safety causes an injury to a member of staff, this can lead to very serious consequences for both the individual, and the employer. An injury such as a broken leg can affect a person’s mobility for a number of months, as well as their ability to actually go to work and earn a living.
Whether you receive sick pay from your employer or not, you may still be eligible to claim compensation for an accident in your place of work if it was caused by negligence. The best way to find out whether you can make a successful claim is by calling Accident Advice Helpline to speak to one of our advisors.
Helping you claim for an accident in your place of work
Accident Advice Helpline does not charge any upfront fees for making a claim for an accident in your place of work, and you will also have no solicitors’ fees to pay if your claim is not successful. These are two great reasons for using our services, and you can find out more by calling 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) now.
Date Published: 20th February 2017
Author: Rob Steen