Have you been injured at work?
Have you been injured at work? If so, then you might be able to claim compensation for the suffering you have experienced as a consequence of an injury at work. Your workplace should be a place of safety where you can go about your everyday tasks pertaining to your employment without fear of suffering an injury that will impact on your life.
If you think you have suffered due to the negligence of your employer, then take our 30-second claims test to see if you qualify to make a claim for a work-based injury.
Have you been injured at work and want to make a claim?
Your employer is legally duty-bound to take common sense steps that assure that staff can work in risk-free conditions. This applies to every worker, whether you are a full-time, part-time or temporary member of the team. Injuries at work can occur for many reasons. For example, the apparatus you were using may not have adhered to needed safety standards, or it may have a fault that should have been picked up on by your employer.
Even if your equipment was non-hazardous to use, if you were not given the correct preparation before using it then you may still be in line to make a claim. By and large, if your practical work environment is not safe for any reason, and you are the victim of an injury at work that was not your fault, you could be able to claim compensation.
Employee insurance and if you should make a claim
All employers have a duty to make sure that staff are insured in the case of an injury at work. This is a legal duty. If you feel that your employer could have done more to forestall your accident at work, and wish to look into the possibility of a claim, then you should speak to our advisors today to see if you could be entitled to compensation.
Getting the timing right
It is essential to act on a work injury claim as soon as possible, as these cases can only be dealt with inside a strict timeframe. After a trauma at work, you have up to three years to act. If you experience a long-term handicap after your accident and would like to make a claim, the same three-year deadline applies from the moment the diagnosis is made.
Likewise, if you later detect you have developed a work-related business disease such as asthma or a skin condition, which can happen if you were exposed to hazardous chemicals, you have three years to claim from the moment you were informed of your condition. If you and other people within your workplace have experienced an injury that has taken place at work, then it is important that you make a claim for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for further information and support about how to make a claim for compensation for a work-related accident that was not your fault.
Date Published: 17th May 2013