If you think you have grounds on which to base an injury claim for a work accident, but are not sure how to begin you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
When you have an accident at work you should report it to the responsible member of staff and have them record the time, date and nature of the accident, along with the names and contact details of any witnesses. The details should then be given to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). If you believe the details have not been passed on to the HSE, you can report the accident to them yourself. They should also be informed of how many days you had to take off work as a result of your accident.
Injury claim for a work accident
If you are injured in an accident at work which you and a solicitor can prove was not your fault, but the result of another person’s negligence and the accident occurred within the last three years, you may be able to make an injury claim for a work accident.
You may have injured your back after being told by your employer to lift a heavy object, despite the fact that you had not been trained to do this safely. You may have had an accident due to the fact that your employer had failed to carry out an adequate risk assessment before you started the job. In both of these cases, you could reasonably prove that your employer had been negligent in his or her duty to provide all workers with a safe and healthy environment.
Your employer may not have trained you to use a piece of machinery safely and this failure may have lead to your accident. Again, your employer was negligent.
There are very strict Health and Safety at Work rules and guidelines and legislation to protect workers and these are overseen by the HSE. They work with employers to ensure that workplaces are not as hazardous as they were in the past. If an employer fails to adhere to the guidelines you can make an injury claim for a work accident. Your employer will have public liability insurance which is used when there are personal injury compensation claims made against them.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are a law firm that has been in the business of helping and advising people like you for more than ten years, when they have a personal injury compensation claim to make. We work with specialist solicitors who operate all over the country. If you think that you have an injury claim for work accident or any other kind of accident in which you were injured, you can contact us and find out if we can help you.
First of all, you might want to visit our Accident Advice Helpline website for more information, and then you may wish to make use of one of our freephone numbers and call us for expert legal advice. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now? Our lines are open 24/7.