Injuries in the United Kingdom
1.1 million people reported they were suffering from an illness that was work-related according to Health and Safety Executive statistics in 2011-12, and the UK lost 27 million work-days due to accidents, injuries and illnesses in the workplace in the same time period. This just goes to show that although we can all do our utmost to reduce accidental injuries in the workplace, accidents will still happen.
This is why the United Kingdom uses a number of laws and regulations not only on how to assess the likelihood of accidents occurring, but also includes rules on how to report accidents.
Accidents that do occur must be recorded and reported by law, under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations 2013 legislation, also known as RIDDOR. But not just anyone is expected to record incidents and accidents – the legal obligation is on responsible persons such as employers, self-employed people, or the people in control of the premises where the accident took place to take a record of it.
In most cases, this takes the form of an “accident book”, which includes details on when the incident took place, personal details of the people who were involved in the incident and so on.
If you’ve been injured as a result of an accident, you should inform either your employer (if it was in your place of work) or the person in control of the premises where the accident took place. And, if your accident was within the last three years, and was not your fault – you may be legally entitled to claim compensation for your accident.
So, if you’re one of the thousands of people who were injured in an accident at work or elsewhere in the UK, you should look into claiming compensation for your injuries through Accident Advice Helpline by making a new injury claim in Cannock Chase.
Making an injury claim in Cannock Chase
If you’re not sure if you’re entitled to compensation for an injury you sustained in an accident, you can always use Accident Advice Helpline’s free 30 second test, which we’ve made available on our website. Based on your answers to a short series of questions, the online calculator will provide estimates for how much you might receive with a successful injury claim in Cannock Chase.
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline directly by calling 0800 689 0500 free from your landline phone, or, if you’d prefer, by calling 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Our friendly advisors can help you along the way to making a new injury claim in Cannock Chase.
Accident Advice Helpline have over a decade’s worth of experience in helping people win compensation for personal injury claims, so make the best use of our expertise by making your injury claim in Cannock Chase with us today.
Date Published: 16th October 2014
Author: David Brown