If you have been involved in an accident at work that has left you injured in some way, you might be considering making a compensation claim in Weston on the Green.
It is strongly advised that you seek professional help when making a compensation claim in Weston on the Green for a work-based injury. These types of personal injury claims can be quite complicated, as it is essential to establish employer liability for the accident.
How to prove who is liable
If you have been injured in an accident at work, there are number of ways in which you can prove that your employer is liable (responsible) for your accident, which will result in a successful compensation claim in Weston on the Green.
- Employer negligence
Your employer has a duty of care to all employees to ensure their safety. If you have been involved in an accident, it is your employer’s responsibility to demonstrate that they have taken all necessary steps and precautions to keep you and your colleagues safe. This would include providing all members of staff with the appropriate training for their jobs and allocating the correct safety equipment.
If they have failed in any of these obligations, then there is every chance that your compensation claim in Weston on the Green will be a success.
- Health and safety laws
Many jokes have been made about the health and safety culture, but the laws are there to keep you safe. There are several laws in place in relation to workplaces — for example, employers are duty-bound to conduct risk assessments prior to an employee doing any task. If this risk assessment is not completed, or the issues highlighted in it not suitably dealt with, and you are injured as a result, then your employer will be regarded as being liable and therefore responsible for your compensation claim in Weston on the Green.
- Manual handling
If you are required to use your own physical strength (rather than relying on equipment or machinery) to lift something in the workplace, then you are doing manual handling. An employer has a duty to ensure that you are aware of proper lifting techniques to reduce the risk of injury or back strain.
- Occupier’s liability
Occasionally you may be required to perform your duties outside of the usual place of work. For example, if you are a builder you might have to go on site and perform certain tasks. If you are completing your duties as requested by your employer, and you are injured as a result of your employer’s negligence (for example, you have been provided with faulty equipment), they will still be liable for your compensation claim in Weston on the Green.
How to make a compensation claim in Weston on the Green
If you want to start a compensation claim in Weston on the Green, you should contact the Accident Advice Helpline today. You can take our quick 30 second test to find out if you are eligible to make a claim, then call 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: 16th September 2013
Author: David Brown