If you suffer a finger injury, then this could stop you from doing the normal everyday things that you take for granted as a severe finger injury can put your arm out of action until it has healed. If your finger injury was through no fault of your own, then you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim, by using an injury lawyer in Thames Ditton to help you.
Some finger injuries happen while you are at work, normally because your boss does not follow all of the health and safety rules and regulations that are in place. If this is your situation, then you should contact an injury lawyer in Thames Ditton to see if you are eligible to claim for compensation.
If your boss is at fault for your finger injury and using an injury lawyer in Thames Ditton
All employers throughout the UK have a legal duty to make sure that every staff member is safe while they are at work. They should have safety procedures that are practised on a regular basis, so that staff are fully conversant with what to do in an emergency.
There should be a health and safety policy of which all staff know the details. They may have a staff health and safety representative, who will make sure all staff implement rules and regulations to keep everyone safe, or they may just give you a copy of the policy to read in your own time.
If your boss ignores things like this and you sustain a finger injury, or any other type of injury at work, you could make a compensation claim against them because of their negligence.
Recording and reporting accidents at work
All accidents should be recorded in an accident book, no matter how minor they are. Serious accidents have to be reported to HSE and below are some examples of the accidents they would expect to be told about:
- Major injuries such as broken arms or legs or loss of fingers
- Dangerous incidents like the collapse of scaffolding or a wall
- People being overcome by fumes from gas or chemicals
- Any other injury that stops you doing your work for more than seven days
- Industrial illness or disease
Getting the right help with a personal injury compensation claim for your injury
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are experts in dealing with workplace-related injury claims; we have dealt with many thousands over the last 14 years. We have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in getting a fair deal for you quickly and efficiently, keeping the process as stress free as possible for you.
If you have had an accident at work, contact us on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly advisors to discuss your case and put your claim into motion. Or you could try the 30-second test on our website. This will give you some insight into what your expectations should be, although it can only ever be an estimate of the amount.
Date Published: 12th July 2014