In the UK, all employers are subject to a duty of care that requires them to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their employees. Unfortunately, some employers do not adhere to this duty of care and their ignorance of the law leads to accidents in the workplace.
What should I do in the event of a Brent accident at work?
The single most important thing that you can do is make an accurate record of your accident in your employer’s accident book. This may be the last thing you feel like doing in the immediate aftermath of your accident, but it is a legal requirement and should you choose to pursue compensation for your injuries through the team here at Accident Advice Helpline, your accident book entry will provide you with vital evidence in support of your claim.
How can I make a claim?
Making a claim for a Brent accident at work is easier than you may think. Simply call our Freephone helpline, or fill in our simple 30-second test and one of our trained claims advisers will get in touch with you.
We will assess your case free of charge and without obligation and if we accept your claim, we will put you in contact with one of our 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury lawyers. If your employer admits liability for your accident, your lawyer will negotiate with them on your behalf and if successful, will secure you a fair and appropriate compensation settlement.
The exact amount of compensation you receive will depend on the nature and severity of your injury and the value of the out-of-pocket expenses you have encountered.
What if a co-worker caused my injury?
If a fellow employee acted within what could reasonably be interpreted as the scope of their job, you will be able to hold your employer accountable for any injuries you have sustained. If, however, the other employee acted violently or inappropriately, you may have to take action against the employee.
What if I was partly responsible for my injury?
If you chose to ignore your health and safety responsibilities, your employer may be able to argue a case of contributory negligence. You will still be able to claim Brent accident at work compensation. However, you will receive a reduced compensation settlement.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.