Claiming after an accident at work in Buckley can feel quite awkward. You may be worried about the repercussions of making a claim against your employer. You cannot, by law, be dismissed or reprimanded for doing this, especially if the accident was not your fault. As many as seven in ten people miss out on compensation that they have a legal right to – but why should you suffer because of the actions of someone else?
Most employers do abide by health and safety regulations, and make sure that the work place is as safe and free from hazards as possible for their employees. Sometimes things get missed, and unfortunately it is always the innocent bystanders that suffer.
Of course, not every single risk can be removed, but employers have a legal responsibility to make you aware of these through risk assessments. Any machinery or equipment that you use should be checked regularly to meet safety standards, and any hazardous materials or chemicals should be properly labelled and stored correctly.
Furniture and fittings such as filing cabinets and shelves should all be secure to avoid them falling or tipping and injuring someone. You should be provided with the correct tools and work wear to carry out a job, or be directed to where you can get them from. If your employer fails to do these, they can be liable for a claim.
What do I need to do if I am claiming after an accident at work in Buckley?
First of all you need to make sure that you are indeed eligible. The accident has to be the fault of someone else, and have taken place within the past three years. You also need to have received medical attention for the injuries that you sustained. We advise visiting a doctor as soon as possible, even if your injuries seem minor, as without it noted on your medical record, claiming after an accident at work in Buckley can be difficult.
Once you know you have the basis for a claim, you need to get in touch with an experienced claim company, such as Accident Advice Helpline. We will look through the circumstances of your accident and let you know whether we think you will be successful. It is your responsibility to prove that the accident was your employers’ fault, rather than the other way round, but we can help you with that. Our solicitors all work under a no win no fee agreement, so if your claim is not successful, you don’t have to pay legal expenses.
Get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and talk to us about your claim.
Date Published: 8th August 2015
Author: David Brown