Accidents in the workplace are very common regardless of the industry you work in. Trips over loose wires in the office or slips on a wet floor make up many of our cases over the course of a year. Burnley accident at work compensation claims also include very serious injuries, including loss of mobility and long-term head and neck injuries.
So if you are thinking of claiming compensation for injuries suffered at work, what factors do you need to consider?
The claim is made against a negligent third party
All employers in the UK have a duty of care to their staff and if you have suffered injury through your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The fact that you are not to blame for your accident means that you have to prove who was responsible.
Your employer uses their liability insurance to pay the Burnley accident at work compensation amount
As well as a duty of care to their staff, your employer is obliged to take out liability insurance to cover instances like these. Some of our customers who have sustained injuries at work worry that claiming compensation will put their employer out of business.
There is no need to worry in this respect, however – as long as your employer has taken out this policy (and it is a legal requirement for them to do so in this country), it is the insurer that pays out and not your employer.
Accident Advice Helpline offers no win, no fee claims
Our policy of processing all claims no win, no fee alleviates much of the financial pressure on you as an innocent victim of accident. You can start your claim without the need to pay legal fees in advance and if your case is not successful, you are not liable to pay your solicitor’s fees.
All our solicitors operate under no win, no fee as we feel that it is the ethical approach to dealing with this type of claim.
What evidence might be required for an accident at work?
You should give some thought to the different evidence types that could help your claim:
- Were there any witnesses to the accident? You will need their contact details and a statement from each person on what they saw.
- You should have received medical attention for your injuries either at the workplace, in your local Accident and Emergency department or with your GP. A written medical report will be required as part of your case evidence.
- Your own account of events – a written account of what happened in your own words.
Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to find out if you are eligible to receive Burnley accident at work compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.