Employers have a duty of care to their staff. Employees should be trained in the use of machinery, there should be policies and guidelines in place to inform staff of how things should and should not be done, and workers should be provided with protective gear and equipment if needed.
There is a lot that an employer should do to ensure safety but there are times when accidents happen. In some cases, this is because an unfortunate and unforeseen sequence of events, but there are times when accidents could have been prevented.
When this is the case, claiming after an accident at work in Llandudno is a possibility but many people have reservations about suing their employer for compensation. These concerns are understandable.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
We have more than 15 years’ experience of helping people claim the compensation to which they are entitled. This includes working with employees suing their employer – whether a current or previous one – for the compensation they deserve after being hurt in an accident.
There are criteria that must be met in every case for compensation, including those where an employee is seeking justice from their employer.
The key facts of claiming after an accident at work in Llandudno
Can claims arise in any industry? Yes, claims can be made for accidents that happen in any industry or sector, including those that are considered ‘hazardous’. In many cases, construction and other heavy industries have to be even more careful to observe health and safety regulations to keep their workers safe.
Can any accident be claimed for? In the main, the accident must not have been your fault. What this effectively means is that you must have been following any rules and regulations in place, wearing all the right protection equipment (if supplied), and so on.
What injuries are included in claims? Physical and emotional injuries are included in compensation claims but they will need to be assessed. In most cases, people claiming after an accident at work in Llandudno have already been to see their doctor or have been admitted to a hospital, and so their physical injuries will have been assessed and treated. However, the impact of your injuries on your life will need to be included as part of your claim, too.
How long do you have in which to make a claim? Anyone looking to claim compensation has three years within which to submit a claim, starting from the point that it can be reasonably assumed that the accident caused the injuries. In most cases, this starts from the date of the accident, but in cases of industrial disease, this will vary.
Will Accident Advice Helpline represent workplace accident victims? We work with people in all kinds of situations to claim compensation for injuries that have been caused in many different ways.
Call today for an informal chat on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 23rd August 2015
Author: David Brown