Business owners and employers in the UK are responsible for the health and safety of their employees during work hours and they are legally obligated to take all necessary precautions to safeguard employees from the risk of injury while performing their work duties. If your employer’s negligent actions or inaction caused an accident and you were hurt or developed an illness, it is your right to make a claim seeking accident at work compensation in Ealing.
Claiming accident at work compensation in Ealing
To make a successful accident at work compensation claim, you have to show evidence that the accident occurred as a result of your employer’s (or a fellow worker’s) negligence. Accident Advice Helpline advises that as soon as possible after an accident, you write down the details of the accident in your employer’s workplace accident book. If your employer does not keep an accident book, write down a description of the accident and the injuries you sustained in as much detail as possible, and give a copy to your supervisor or manager. It is also a good idea to take the names and addresses of witnesses there might have been, and take as many photographs of the cause of the accident and your injuries, if they are visible, as well.
Bear in mind that even if you were partly to blame for the accident, you may still be entitled to make a claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more on how you can start your claim for accident at work compensation in Ealing. Your call will be in complete confidence and without any obligation or pressure to make a claim.
Accidents caused by a co-worker’s negligence
It is important to know that it is your legal right to seek compensation when the accident that caused your injury was the fault of a co-worker. Employers are liable for the negligence of your co-workers through a principle called vicarious liability. Employers and business owners are also required by law to hold an Employer’s Liability Insurance policy that will pay out the compensation in such a case. You need not worry that the money to pay your compensation will come out of your co-worker’s pocket, or that your job will be at risk because you have made a claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
If you have suffered a workplace injury through no fault of your own, contact Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly legal advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile today, and learn how you can receive your accident at work compensation.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014
Author: David Brown