Have you been injured through no fault of your own while working in Sedbergh, the surrounding areas or, in fact, any other location in the UK? If so you could be eligible to make a compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline. Read on for useful information about work-based injuries and the process of claiming.
What is a work-based injury?
As the phrase suggests, a work-based injury is any type of injury sustained at work or an injury that has occurred when carrying out work on behalf of an employer. These injuries can include but are not restricted to:
- Trips, slips and falls
- Broken bones
- Skin diseases and irritations
Injuries can occur when the workplace is not a safe environment or if employees have not been made aware of temporary or permanent hazards. Faulty wiring or equipment, broken flooring, spills and inappropriate storage are just some of the elements that can present as hazards and result in injuries in the workplace.
Why make a work injury compensation claim in Sedbergh?
Employers are required by law to make work areas, equipment and vehicles safe to use for employees. They are also expected to provide appropriate safety clothing and equipment whenever required and they are therefore responsible for minimising the risk of injuries at work.
If an employer is negligent and you are injured, it can result in:
- A temporary or permanent absence from work
- Stress and/or anxiety
- A long-term illness
- Diminished job prospects
Should you suffer from a work-based injury, it is your right to pursue compensation to assist with medical costs, rehabilitation, counselling and any other expenses incurred due to your injuries.
How will my employer react?
Many people feel uncomfortable making a claim against an employer but businesses are prepared for such circumstances and have insurance to cover such costs. Making a claim will also remind your employer that health and safety laws are there to protect employees and that they should be adhered to at all times. This will encourage them to ensure that the workplace is a safe place to be. Potentially, this could mean that your pursuit of compensation prevents future accidents from happening.
What do I need to make a claim?
There are certain things that can make your claim much easier to process as well as increase your chances of receiving compensation, these include:
- Making a claim as soon as possible
- Providing photographs of the accident scene
- Providing photographs of any resulting injuries
- Obtaining witness contact details
- Having copies of related medical records
- Hiring a competent and experienced solicitor
Can I afford to make a compensation claim in Sedbergh?
Accident Advice Helpline works on a no win, no fee* basis meaning you won’t have to pay any solicitors’ fees if your claim is lost.
Accident Advice Helpline is the only team you need to make a work injury compensation claim in Sedbergh, simply because we are dedicated personal injury specialists with a proven track record of success.
By calling our friendly legal team, you will gain access to over 15 years’ worth of personal injury know-how. Plus you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your case is being handled by experienced professionals. Call free now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out how much you could claim.
Date Published: 2nd August 2013