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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Hurt at work


    Hurt at work

    It’s simple to claim work accident recompense today if you’ve had a work injury of any sort and in any profession, and you can show that your employer was negligent. If you have been hurt in an accident at work, you could be entitled to claim compensation. You should take a 30-second test to quickly see if you can make a claim after being hurt at work.

    How to make a claim for hurt at work compensation

    In the UK, business owners and employers are accountable for the health and wellbeing of their personnel and any visitors to their premises. The business is duty-bound to hold an insurance policy and conform to health and safety regulations to guarantee they meet those responsibilities. If you feel your employers have not met these obligations, and it has led to being hurt at work, compensation could be yours. If you have had an accident at work in the past three years, you could get compensation by making an accident claim.

    If you are hurt at work for any of the following reasons, you may have a valid basis for making a personal injury compensation claim:

    • Defective equipment;
    • Ignorance of, or unacceptable adherence to, health and safety regulations;
    • Improper training;
    • Negligence of colleagues;
    • Trip, slip or fall;
    • Falling object; or
    • Noxious substances or environment.

    Different types of compensation claims you can make

    If you have been badly hurt, you might find yourself needing to take a lengthy period of time off work, which could lead to fiscal hardship – another reason to make a claim for compensation. If you have been seriously injured, you may find yourself needing to take a drawn-out period of time off work, which could lead to financial adversity – another reason to make a claim for work accident compensation. It is worth noting that even if you have contributed to your personal work accident, if your employer is seen to have been the main provoker of your hurt then you may still be able to claim work compensation.

    The different sorts of injuries that can be compensated for include, but are not limited to:

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    • Broken bones;
    • Muscular harm;
    • Burns and scalds;
    • Asbestos-related illness;
    • Repetitive strain injury;
    • Back injuries; and
    • Trip hazard injuries.

    Can I make a claim for workplace compensation?

    Whatever your business, you could be put in a position where you are involved in an accident at work. If the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.

    Frequent types of accidents in the workplace include:

    • Slipping on wet surfaces;
    • Tripping over equipment left lying around;
    • Falls from height;
    • Lifting and carrying accidents; and
    • Accidents involving machinery.

    Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in finding out the next steps you need to take to find out how to make a successful claim for compensation. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on making your personal injury compensation claim.

    Date Published: 17th May 2013

    Author: thewritersbarn

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