Accidents that cause injury can happen anywhere. Faulty products can be used in the home, wet floors can lead to slips and falls in shopping centres, and reckless drivers’ actions can result in injuries on the roads.
Incidents in which injuries are suffered can also happen in workplaces. These are probably the very last places you might expect an injury to happen, and with good reason.
If you get injured, claiming after an injury at work in Hartlepool could be possible, and Accident Advice Helpline could make it happen for you.
Workplaces should be safe
Firstly, let’s take a look at why claiming is possible. Above, we mentioned that you wouldn’t expect an injury to happen, and with good reason. We say this because employers are under a legal obligation to ensure that the working environment they provide for their employees is safe.
This means that, when an accident happens, the employer could be liable. No worker should have to worry that a machine might malfunction and cause them to lose a limb, for example, or worry about the safety of scaffolding that they are standing on.
The employer is responsible even in cases where another employee has caused someone to suffer injury. As part of the necessity to provide a safe working environment, there is a responsibility placed upon the employer to ensure that everyone is trained to carry out their job properly.
Thinking about claiming after an injury at work in Hartlepool?
If you are considering making a claim for injuries sustained in the workplace, we would advise you to get started as soon as possible. We would also say to you: don’t worry about claiming against your employer!
We know that a lot of people are quite fearful of making a claim for a workplace accident. They worry that their payout will come out of company funds, and that they might be sacked as a punishment for claiming.
However, this simply isn’t true. Firstly, compensation is covered by employers’ liability insurance, which your employer is obliged to hold. Secondly, you are protected from unfair dismissal, and being fired for claiming would constitute unfair dismissal. You could take legal action against your employer for this.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Don’t delay in getting started with claiming after an injury at work in Hartlepool, because you have just three years from the date of your accident to bring proceedings against your employer.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak to an advisor now. If you’re eligible to claim, and you wish to go ahead, one of our no win no fee solicitors could begin work on your case very soon.
We look forward to hearing from you. Take action now.
Date Published: 22nd August 2015
Author: David Brown