Employers and business owners in the UK have a duty to safeguard their employees health and safety in the workplace. Sadly however, despite employers adhering to strict health and safety guidelines in the workplace, workplace injuries are still being reported in East Hampshire.
If you have suffered an injury or developed an illness in the workplace due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim for accident at work compensation in East Hampshire.
Bear in mind that that a successful compensation claim will depend on you being able to provide evidence showing that someone else was at least partially responsible for the accident. In the event that you suffer injury from a workplace accident, you can help your case by writing down the details of the accident in the workplace accident book and taking contact details of witnesses, if there were any.
Causes of workplace accidents
Workplace injuries can be caused by many reasons. Often accidents are caused by the employer’s failure to maintain safe working conditions for employees. Causes of workplace accidents include:
- A lack of proper employee training
- Malfunctioning and defective equipment and machinery
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances
- A lack of safety wear and equipment
- Incompetent co-workers
Slip, trip and fall accidents caused by uncleaned spills or obstacles in doorways and walkways are also sufficient grounds for claiming accident at work compensation in East Hampshire.
Who can claim accident at work compensation in East Hampshire?
If you have suffered personal injury or developed an illness or disease whilst performing your work duties and your employer or a co-worker was even partially to blame, you may be eligible to make claim for accident at work compensation.
How much compensation could I receive?
Sometimes a workplace injury could mean days off from work often leading to lost wages, out of pocket medical expenses and a whole host of other costs that you had not budgeted for. More severe injuries can have serious consequences like being unable to ever return to work in the same capacity. Compensation on personal injury claims is awarded according to the extent and severity of the injuries or illness and compensation should cover lost wages and any expenses caused by the accident. Compensation may also be awarded for emotional suffering inflicted by the accident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline to effectively handle your accident at work claim and ensure that you quickly receive the full compensation you are due. Call us today on landline 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to start your claim.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014
Author: David Brown