Claiming accident at work compensation in Nelson
Even though your employer is supposed to provide a safe workplace, accidents can still occur at work. In fact, workplace accidents occur on a fairly regular basis and any type of employee can be affected. Although certain types of workplaces may have specific hazards, any working environment can give rise to accidents and injuries.
If you regularly work with potentially dangerous chemicals, you’ll need to use specialist equipment to avoid getting burnt or inhaling the fumes associated with these chemicals. If your employer fails to provide the correct safety equipment and you’re hurt as a result, you could be able to obtain compensation from them.
If your job involves driving a vehicle, your employer may be responsible for the maintenance and safety of the vehicle in question. If they fail to make sure the car, van or lorry is safe to be on the road and this results in you getting hurt, you should be able to obtain compensation from them.
Even if your job doesn’t appear to be dangerous, there is still a risk that you could suffer harm. If you work in a shop or office, for example, a slip, trip or fall could result in serious injuries and it may warrant claiming accident at work compensation in Nelson.
Claiming against your employer
Many claimants worry about claiming accident at work compensation in Nelson as they think it will reflect badly on them. In fact, your employer won’t be able to punish you for making a genuine claim so this isn’t something you should be concerned about.
Your compensation claim could even encourage your employer to increase workplace safety and you could, therefore, prevent other people from being hurt.
If you’re unsure about claiming accident at work compensation in Nelson, it may be worth seeking legal advice. By finding out more about the process, you can make an informed decision about taking legal action.
If you’re keen to access this type of information, why not contact us at Accident Advice Helpline? Our personal injury team are able to provide free no-obligation advice so you can access all the information you need.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
If you’ve been injured whilst performing your job duties and you obtained medical treatment afterwards, you should have a good chance of obtaining accident at work compensation in Nelson. To find out how much your claim could be worth, take our 30-second test now.
Alternatively, to speak to someone about taking action, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.