If you have suffered an injury sustained at work then you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more about whether or not you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. Our advisers are on hand to answer any questions you might have.
Alternatively, you can simply take our 30-second test which will give you all the immediate information you need to establish whether or not you could make a claim against your employer.
Duty of Care
All employers have a duty of care to their employees, which means if you have suffered an injury sustained at work, and it was your employer’s fault, they will be in breach of this duty of care. You will therefore be able to make a claim for compensation against them.
Accidents at Work
An injury sustained at work can take many forms, from a physical injury, to an emotional or psychological one, to a long lasting condition in the form of an industrial disease.
Our Accident Advice Helpline solicitors are on hand to deal with any type of injury sustained at work so you know that you will be in good hands, and they will do all they can to help you win the financial compensation, and the justice, that you are entitled to.
As we said there are many different ways in which you can be injured at work, for example:
- Faulty machinery – if your employer fails to ensure that all machinery (or equipment) that you are likely to come in to contact with, or be required to use, are working properly and you are injured as a result of a fault with such an item, then they will be held responsible.
- Improper policies and procedures – equally if your employer is aware of a potential hazard, but has not ensured that it has been rectified, then you could make a claim if you are injured as a result. This may be if they have failed to establish an incident reporting policy which ensures that someone is allocated the task of rectifying the hazard, and ensuring that no one is allowed to use the faulty machinery until it has been signed off as fit for purpose. This situation can also relate to long working hours and not enforcing breaks at regular intervals.
- Risk assessments – the vast majority of jobs will require a risk assessment to be conducted, this is especially true if you are working with machinery or with substances. If a risk assessment is not conducted and you are injured as a result of a hazard that should have been predicted, and therefore possibly prevented, you could make a claim.
- Industrial disease – industrial diseases take many forms, from asthma to dermatitis and including various cancers, including mesothelioma (specifically caused by exposure to asbestos fibres). An employer should understand the potential risks of exposure and mitigate against these.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Louise Thacker