In the workplace, everyone is responsible for their own safety and the safety of those around them. Above them, their employer is responsible for the safety of everyone under their care and if an accident happens that could have been avoided then questions must be asked as to whether the right measures are in place when it comes to health and safety. Talk to us today if you need compensation for back injuries in Wokingham.
Suffered an accident at work? Need to claim over back injuries in Wokingham?
Accident Advice Helpline have provided help and assistance to a great many individuals who have gone on to receive accident at work compensation in Wokingham because of accidents that weren’t their fault. If, for example, you drive a vehicle for the company you work for then the company is responsible for the care and upkeep of that vehicle. And should you have an accident that was caused as a direct result of that vehicle’s disrepair you may well be eligible to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Wokingham.
Poorly maintained vehicles can cause accidents at work
Driving a vehicle that has poorly maintained gears or brakes can lead to accidents happening especially if you drive the vehicle at work. Your employer has a responsibility to ensure that any vehicle owned by the company and driven on behalf of the company is up to standard and that all important mechanisms such as steering and braking and seatbelts are able to handle the jobs they are designed for.
A failure to ensure this can lead to untold accidents and accident at work compensation being applicable. Your employer should also ensure that the vehicle has properly fitted seating and strapping for the carrying of goods that may cause injury if they were to suddenly shift in the middle of an accident.
It has been known for poorly maintained vehicles to cause accidents that not only injure the driver and passengers but also passers-by or other road users so extra care should be taken to ensure the vehicles are roadworthy and of the highest standard too. Failure to do this is a failure in the duty of care of your employer and you may find that you are entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Wokingham.
How do I know if I am entitled to claim for accident at work compensation?
If you have had an accident in the last three years and it was not your fault then you may be eligible to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Wokingham. In order to establish definitively if you are entitled to make a claim for compensation call Accident Advice Helpline today and speak to one of our advisers who will guide you through the initial assessment. You can contact us on 0800 689 0500 (our landline number) or 0333 500 0993 (our mobile number) and one of our dedicated and professional advisers will answer any queries you have. Alternatively, by texting the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 you can have a member of the team call you back at a time that is best suited to you.
If you believe you are entitled to make a claim for back injuries in Wokingham, call us today.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown