Accident at work compensation claim in Saunton
Have you been hurt in an accident at work that was not your fault? Did the accident happen within the last 3 years? If you answer yes to these questions, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Common types of workplace Accidents
Slips, trips, and falls are responsible for over 50% of serious injuries in the workplace. Handling accidents are also common. Some types of employment are riskier than others. For example, deaths falling from scaffolding or a ladder are more common in the construction industry. Other common workplace accidents include becoming trapped by a falling structure or being hit by a moving object. However, you can make a compensation claim for any workplace injury you suffer as a result of your employers’ negligence.
Is your Employer accountable for your Workplace Accident?
All employers have a duty of care to their employees and must comply with health and safety legislation. It is essential that employers make sure employee’s health, safety and wellbeing are not put at risk. To meet some of their duties, employers must:
- Provide a safe and tidy work environment
- Undertake risk assessments
- Offer appropriate training
- Supply suitable equipment and tools
- Provide safety clothing.
One example of a failure of duty would be if your employer did not provide you with the relevant safety clothing and you are injured. In such a case, you may have a strong chance of a successful outcome in your personal injury compensation claim.
How to make your compensation claim after a work accident
With our hectic pace of life and length of time spent at work, it is no wonder that accidents happen in the workplace. However, your employer must follow certain procedures to keep you safe at work. If your accident happens because your employer fails in this duty, please call our friendly advisors today at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us for further advice or to start your personal injury compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline are professionals in dealing with claims for people who have suffered a personal injury at work.
If you or your loved one has been involved in an accident at work, it is important that you come forward and claim the financial recompense you deserve. Stand up for your rights and help create a safer workplace for others. Phone us on 0800 689 0500 for assistance with your personal injury compensation claim in Saunton. Or take our 30 second test and find out what your personal injury compensation claim could be worth.
Date Published: 5th August 2013