Employers have a duty of care to do everything they can to keep their employees, visitors and contractors safe whilst at work. Their responsibilities include:
- Providing the necessary equipment and tools for the job to be carried out safely and to ensure that it is maintained to a safe standard.
- Providing the correct safety work wear. This includes: hardhats, goggles, hi-vis jackets, safety boots, ear defenders, safety gloves and dust masks.
- Training employees who need to lift heavy items, or use machinery, how to do it correctly
- Keeping the work place safe, tidy and free from potential hazards.
Sadly, not all employers take these legal responsibilities seriously and innocent bystanders end up getting injured in accidents that were not their fault and could have easily been avoided. This is when they may consider making a job injury claim.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
If you have been unlucky enough to have been involved in accident at work, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Like all accident claims, you need to be able to provide evidence that your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have more than fifteen years of experience in helping people to do this. We will do everything we can to help you get the compensation that you deserve and you may not even need to go to court for a settlement to be reached. Our team of specialist personal injury lawyers can deal with all sorts of workplace injury claims, as long as the accident took place within the last three years and you received medical attention for your injuries.
We are represented by the esteemed TV consumer rights champion and charity spokesperson Dame Esther Rantzen, so you know that you are dealing with a company who has your best interests at heart. We even work on a no win, no fee basis. You do not need to pay anything to get your claim up and running, and if for any reason your claim is not successful, you will not have legal fees to worry about.
How do I make a job injury claim?
We know how stressful the time after an accident can be, especially when you are dealing with the physical and emotional scars that a serious injury can leave. That’s why we make the process of starting a claim as easy as possible.
To determine whether you have the basis for a claim, we ask you to complete the quick and easy test on our website, which will also calculate the amount you may receive if your claim is successful. You can also phone us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or if calling from a mobile, 0333 500 0993. This will put you through to our team of dedicated advisers who can help you get your claim up and running.