If you’ve recently sustained an injury at work and you think that your employer is to blame, you might qualify for making a compensation claim in Todmorden and you should seek advice from a professional regarding this matter.
The main condition for qualifying to make a personal injury claim is not being responsible for your own injury, so if you can prove that it was indeed your employers’ fault then you have a case and you have up to three years to claim your injury compensation.
Did you know that employers have a responsibility to keep their employees, business partners and visitors safe from accidents and injuries? This can translate into a few things which they are obliged to provide, by law:
- Proper training and instruction to their employees as to how to operate tools and machinery. If they fail to do so and this results in someone getting hurt, they are liable.
- Good working conditions and a good working environment. An employer must provide suitable workstations and chairs in a generally clean, hazard-free space.
- Entries should not be obstructed, neither should doors or emergency exists.
- All employers have to be provided with safety wear if the job they are performing requires the use of such, like high-visibility jackets, dust masks, hard hats, goggles, safety boots or safety gloves. These have to be of a good enough quality to perform their intrinsic protection function.
- All the necessary tools and machinery that the workers need in order to do their jobs, as well as the maintenance of these tools and machinery in good condition.
- All employees whom are supposed to lift heavy objects are to receive instructions on how to do this safely.
These are just a few of the requirements applied to employers, according to the law in the United Kingdom. If we were to look closer to any branch of work, we would probably find many more. If you have any doubts about your own injury at work, call our Helpline and talk to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s advisers.
When can you make a compensation claim in Todmorden?
If you consider that your employer has violated any of the requirements listed above, or some other requirements that you have found mentioned by the labor law, or if you have been injured because of the negligence or mistakes of one of your colleagues, you should make an accident at work compensation claim in Todmorden and ask for compensation.
How to get in touch with our advisers…
The Accident Advice Helpline legal advisers are always available at: 0800 689 0500 or at: 0333 500 0993.
Call us with any doubts you may have about your compensation claim in Todmorden. After asking you a few questions to understand what happened, we’ll be able to tell you which is the best way to proceed and why.