You may be entitled to Employee Compensation if: You have an accident at work
If you have an accident at work you may be entitled to employee compensation from your employers insurance company, with whom they have employers liability insurance, it doesn’t normally cost your actual employer anything.
The accident can be caused by any number of things, tripping over something, defective equipment or machinery, a work colleague doing something wrong, the causes are endless. Unfortunately so are the injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to major disabling injuries, whichever your injury may be, you could be entitled to claim employee compensation.
Longer Term Effects of an Employment
It is not only accidents at work that can cause you problems. There can be things that cause you much longer bad effects that can take years to develop. If the cause has been in a particular employment then you may be entitled to employee compensation. Some causes of such cases are as follows:
- constant twisting of your wrist that might cause repetitive strain injury
- a workstation that is too small for the work you have to do, meaning you are not to be able to sit properly, which might cause back damage
- the constant vibration of a piece of machinery may cause vibration white finger (where vibration is concerned the employer should carry out a risk assessment and adjust the amount of time spent on machinery if the assessment says it is necessary)
- constant exposure to certain dusts or chemicals that in small amounts will not affect you, but long term can cause un-repairable damage to your health.
You may even be entitled to employee compensation if you have a pre existing condition that is made worse by your employment, it does not have to be a new illness or problem.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help, you can contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our friendly professional advisors, or why not complete our 30-second test online, to see an estimate of how much compensation you can expect.
We have our own in house solicitors who have experience in dealing with all types of personal injury claims and we operate on a No Win No Fee* basis. Having to cope with the multitude and complexity of forms and questions can put some people off making a compensation claim, but is everyday work for our solicitors and staff. The insurance company will have a legal team to fight their side of the case and you need one to fight yours. They will ensure you get a fair compensation deal with as little hassle as possible to yourself.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping injured people since the year 2000 and Esther Rantzen has been our patron since the year 2003.
Date Published: 22nd July 2013
Category: Accident at work claim