Situations where it is appropriate to claim accident at work compensation
You should think about claiming accident at work compensation in Copeland if you are involved in an accident which can be proven to be the fault of your employer or someone else, but not if you had any hand in the accident that you were involved in. It is better to know in advance that you have a good case for accident at work compensation in Copeland, rather than to take it to court and later find out that your claim is invalid, as this could waste a lot of time and actually work out quite expensive.
There are certain situations where it will always be worth your while to think about making a claim and if you are involved in one of these you should go ahead.
- Dangerous conditions. If your employer has expected you to work under dangerous conditions and you have been injured because of it then this is a situation where you can expect a compensation claim to be much easier. Dangerous conditions are those under which you are more likely to be made ill or injured just by being there.
- Not having the right equipment. Sometimes employers will cut corners by supplying you with cheaper equipment which works less well, or even won’t supply you with the equipment you need at all. Injuries because you don’t have the right equipment are without doubt the fault of your employer.
- Not being trained. Every employer should train every single employee before they are expected to begin work. If you didn’t get any training at all, or your training was brief and unsuitable, then if you injure yourself on the job this can still be considered to be the fault of the employer.
- Being overworked. It is much cheaper to overwork a smaller group of employees than to hire enough people to do the work, but this is the reason that there are laws to protect employees from being overworked. If you are injured due to overwork, then the fact that your employer is breaking the law should make it easy for you to claim compensation.
When to claim accident at work compensation in Copeland
If you do think that you have a good case for accident at work compensation in Copeland, you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer who will be able to help you with your claim. Accident Advice Helpline can pass you over to a professional lawyer, who can work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. This lawyer will also work entirely on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get started, and find out more about the compensation process.
Date Published: 19th September 2014
Author: David Brown