Sustaining an injury in the workplace is unfortunately a frequent occurrence in many places, including Stratford-on-Avon. Workplace injuries are reported by workers in all occupations and work environments, including offices, restaurants, construction sites, warehouses, hospitals, industrial plants and many more.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that every work environment has its own inherent risks and dangers, which if not addressed, can cause injuries which may sometimes be quite serious.
What the law says
The law stipulates strict health and safety regulatory guidelines that must be adhered to by all employers, in order to minimise the risk of employees suffering injuries while performing their duties.
A lapse in upholding these guidelines that leads to a member of staff sustaining injuries entitles the victim to make accident at work claims in Stratford-on-Avon and receive compensation.
Making an accident at work claim will not only ensure that you receive compensation to help you get the quality medical attention you need (and recover any out of pocket expenses), but also could motivate your employer to take more stringent safety measures. This course of action will result in a safer workplace environment for you and your workmates.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our specialist personal injury solicitors act strictly on a no win no fee basis.
Worried about making a claim against your employer?
You cannot be sacked for making accident at work claims in Stratford-on-Avon. The law protects employees from unfair dismissal at the workplace. Making an accident compensation claim does not constitute reasonable grounds for dismissal.
It’s also important to remember that all employers and business owners are required by law to take out an employers’ liability insurance policy. This means that if your claim is successful, your compensation will be paid by your employer’s insurance company and not your employer.
Our personal injury solicitors will handle your claim in strict confidence.
Where do workplace accidents occur?
Despite taking precautions, workplace accidents still do occur. Accidents can occur in many places, such as:
- An industrial or manufacturing plant or factory. Here, some of the most commonly reported injuries are caused by malfunctioning equipment or exposure to hazardous chemical and substances.
- Office environments. Many injuries around the office are caused by slip, trip and fall accidents. Medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic back pain can also develop from a lack of ergonomic office furniture.
- Retail or fast food outlets. Slip, trip and fall accidents are commonly reported here.
- On the road. Drivers face traffic accident risks every time the are on errands or journeys.
Injuries sustained in the above environments will have different causes and severity, and this may affect compensation amounts.
Start your accident at work claims in Stratford-on-Avon today
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, for a no-obligation talk with one of our advisors.
Date Published: 5th May 2015
Author: David Brown