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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Claiming after an accident at work in Tewkesbury


    All employers have a duty to ensure the working environment is one that is safe and healthy. However, it does not matter what precautions are in place, accidents can still occur, and, unfortunately, they do. From industrial diseases to broken bones, the injuries vary dramatically. Nevertheless, if you do feel that the accident is your employer’s fault, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. Keeping that in mind, continue reading to discover more about claiming after an accident at work in Tewkesbury.

    Claiming after an accident at work in Tewkesbury

    The first thing you need to be aware of is that there are regulations that are in place in the UK in regards to work accident claims. By law, all businesses need to conform to the Health & Safety laws that are in place while insurance is also compulsory. Therefore, if you have been injured, you can rest assured that your employer will have insurance in place to cover the costs.

    There are many different types of personal injury cases that are made because of workplace accidents, with the following being a mere handful – an accident while operating a crane or forklift, insufficient training, falling objects, industrial diseases, construction accidents, faulty lifting and manual handling practises, dangerous machinery, defective or poorly maintained equipment, industrial hearing loss and dangerous procedures and practices in the workplace. It does not matter what type of accident you have been involved in, if you want to make a claim, the main objective is to prove that your employer is at fault.

    Other aspects you have to bear in mind when it comes to making a claim is reporting the incident, time limits and medical attention. In regards to the latter, it is imperative to see a medical professional if you want to have any chance of making a claim, as the report provided by the doctor is the most crucial piece of evidence. When it comes to reporting the incident, you need to tell your employer as soon as possible, as they need to record it in their accident book by law. Finally, there is generally a three-year time limit on all personal injury cases. If your injuries have developed over time, such as hearing loss, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have any further questions about claiming after an accident at work in Tewkesbury, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24/7, so you can call us any time.

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    Date Published: 20th September 2015

    Author: David Brown

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