Wherever you work in Chelmsford, your employer is legally obliged to provide you with a safe working environment. This entails:
• Providing you with the necessary machinery, tools and personal protective equipment;
• Ensuring that the workplace is kept in a safe condition;
• Providing you with adequate training, instructions and supervision
If they fail to fulfil their legal obligations, and you suffer an injury in a Chelmsford accident at work, your employer will be liable to compensate you.
How do I make a successful Chelmsford accident at work claim?
To make a successful claim, you must prove that your Chelmsford accident at work was caused by the actions (or inactions) of another person, for example, your employer, a fellow employee or an independent contractor working on your work’s premises. You must also adhere to the principles of the Limitation Act, which states that you must make your claim within three years of the date of your accident. If you were under the age of 18 at the time of your accident, the three-year limitation period will not start running until you have turned 18 years of age.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you will receive from your employer will depend on the severity of your injuries and the length of your recovery period. When you make a claim through us, we will send you off to a health care professional, who will assess your injuries and write a detailed medical report. This report will enable us to provide you with an indication of the amount of compensation you can expect to receive as a result of your claim. We will also try to recover compensation for your financial losses and expenses. These may include:-
• Lost earnings
• Medical expenses
• Nursing care costs
• Travel expenses
If you are unlikely to make a full recovery from your injury, we may also be able to recover compensation for your future financial losses.
How can I receive help with my claim?
If you do not have a legal background, you will need to seek expert legal advice regarding your personal injury claim. The experienced personal injury lawyers here at Accident Advice Helpline handle Chelmsford accident at work claims on a daily basis, and they will be pleased to assist you with your claim.
To find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. Simply call our Freephone helpline, or use our 30-second test, and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation claims assessment. 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.
Date Published: 17th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell