Accidents at work are a common and everyday occurrence. You may think of work accidents as things that happen on construction sites, and of course, those sorts of accidents are prevalent. However, we see accidents at work in a huge variety of industries. In our years in operation, we have treated hairdressers, taxi drivers, bank clerks, teachers, butchers, library assistants and lawyers. There is no limit to the variety of accidents that people have at work, especially if certain aspects of health and safety at work are not properly followed.
Monitoring aspects of health and safety at work
It is your employer’s responsibility to monitor aspects of health and safety at work. In larger organisations there will generally be one person who is responsible for the health and safety of all employees. If you feel that health and safety has been breached in your place of employment, and you have had an accident, then you will need to make an accident claim for compensation for your injuries.
Make your accident claim
Many people don’t bother to claim compensation after an accident at work, on the grounds that they will lose their job. This is not something you should worry about. It is illegal to fire someone just because they’ve made an accident claim against their company.
If you are treated fairly by your employer and receive the best treatment and care after your accident, as well as full pay, then maybe you don’t need to claim, it’s entirely up to you, but if you’re losing wages, or your quality of life has been affected, of course you should, and that’s where we can help you.
Talk to Accident Advice Helpline
If you would like a no-obligation chat about making a claim for your work accident, then get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We’re a law firm that was established in the year 2000 and we work hard to win the compensation that victims like you deserve. All calls to us are confidential, so you don’t need to worry that your boss or anyone else at your firm will find out.
If your accident occurred in the last three years and was not your fault, and if you received medical attention because of your injuries, you should talk to us about progressing a claim for compensation. It’s easily done. Call us on 0800 689 0500 free from your landline, or if you would prefer to use your mobile phone, then call us on 0333 500 0993 but remember, charges may apply.
Date Published: 5th August 2016
Author: Lynne Bell
Category: Health and safety at work