Sadly accidents at work happen all too frequently and often happen out of the blue. The good news is that you are not alone and there are systems in place to help you get back on your feet and get compensation for the impact on your life.
Every employer has a duty of care to provide safe working environment conditions and if they do not adhere to these regulations, they are breaking the law.
Your employer’s responsibilities
The responsibilities of maintaining a safe working environment can come in many different forms. Maintaining machinery, providing adequate training and safety equipment are important. Informing employees of any potential dangers in the work place and how to avoid them is vital too.
If your employer has failed to provide a safe and secure working environment then they can be held responsible for accidents at work.
Every working environment has its own sets of dangers. Employees who have suffered accidents at work through no fault of their own can make a claim for compensation.
It’s easy to take the next step with our online 30-second test. This will show you what to do next and if you can claim compensation and help for accidents at work.
Filing a claim and getting help for accidents at work
The good news is that making a compensation claim and getting help for accidents at work is very straightforward. Here’s some basic information on why you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
- Every employer has to have Employer’s Liability Insurance so that, in the event of an accident, they are protected. So, if your claim is successful, your solicitor will recover all of their costs from your employer’s insurers, giving you peace of mind that no one will be directly affected by you making a claim for accidents at work.
- To be able to make a claim for accidents at work you have three years from the date of the accident during which you are entitled to make a claim. You are entitled to claim for your injuries and any financial losses you have suffered as a result, including loss of earnings.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
Call Accident Advice Helpline now for help for accidents at work on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
We will give you some free no-obligation advice and take the details of your accident. We will give you an honest appraisal of your chances of making a successful claim so that you can make a decision about claiming.
Get help for accidents at work today from the UK’s most trusted law firm, Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 21st January 2013