The most common accidents in the workplace in Croydon can also be the most dangerous ones. Some employers tend to overlook the importance of safety precautions, rules and regulations that could improve the safety conditions of their workplaces.
Others might fail to do so and then, there are those who do all that they can to ensure that such accidents will not affect their employees and yet, this isn’t enough. Work-related accidents can leave employees seriously injured.
As an employee, you should know that you do have the right to claim against your employer. Your employer then, becomes the person who will pay your compensation – although most have an employer’s liability insurance policy for this sort of incident. Your employers cannot fire you for making a claim against them.
Since employers are often large companies, they may have large legal department who can fight a claim. This is why you need the help and services of a solicitor who can guide and help you with your case.
What are some of the most common accidents in the workplace in Croydon?
In our experience, the most common accidents in the workplace in Croydon are as follows:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Electrical hazards (such as fires)
- Construction related accidents
While the impact of such accidents cannot be reversed, you can be compensated for financial losses that you are likely to incur as a result of your injury. For example, an employee at a warehouse can claim and ask for compensation because he or she lost a leg, in an accident, through no fault of their own.
However, you need to prove that you are actually worthy of this sum of money. If you do not succeed in doing so, you could lose your case and thus you will not be compensated for your losses.
How much can I claim?
While there is no set amount that a claimant can claim for, the claim varies from one case to another. Though it would be ideal if you, as the affected party, could obtain the maximum amount in compensation, this amount, too, differs from case to case.
For example, a person who has sustained a few cuts to the hand is likely to get a lower sum of money, than someone who has lost a limb in an accident.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact us in various ways. If you have a mobile phone, dial 0333 500 0993 or text ‘claim 365’ and send the text to 88010 and we will call you back. Those of you with landlines can simply dial 0800 689 0500 to get in touch with our advisors on our freephone number. Call us today!
Date Published: 11th October 2015
Author: David Brown