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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."

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    Injured at work compensation


    It’s easy to claim work accident recompense today if you have an employment injury of any sort and can show that your employer was negligent. If you have been injured in an accident at work, you could be eligible to claim compensation. You should take our 30-second test to quickly see if you can make a claim for injured at work compensation.

    How to make a claim for injured at work compensation

    In the UK, employers are responsible for the welfare of their personnel and any visitors to their premises. The concern is legitimately duty-bound to hold an insurance policy and conform to health and safety regulations to guarantee they meet those responsibilities. If you feel that your employers have not met these obligations and it has led to injury, compensation could be yours. If you have had a mishap at work in the past three years, then you could get recompense by making an injured at work compensation claim.

    Compensation could be yours if any of these things have caused your injury:

    • Faulty equipment;
    • Ignorance of, or unacceptable adherence to, health and safety regulations;
    • Incorrect training;
    • Carelessness of colleagues;
    • Trip, slip or fall;
    • Falling object; or
    • Harmful substances or environment.

    Various types of compensation claims you can make

    If you have been badly hurt, you may find you need to take an extended period of time off work, which could lead to financial adversity. Another rational motive is to make a claim for injured at work compensation. If you have been badly injured, you may need 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 injured at 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 damage;
    • Burns;
    • Asbestos-related disease;
    • Repetitive strain injury;
    • Back injuries; and
    • Trip hazard injuries.

    Can I make a claim for workplace compensation?

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

    Common types of accidents that happen in the workplace:

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

    Accident Advice Helpline are on hand to help you find out how to get compensation for your work-related injury. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to start your claim today.

    Date Published: 19th September 2013

    Author: Louise Thacker

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