It’s highly unlikely that you’ll arrive at work in the morning expecting to fall victim to an accident; chances are you’re more worried about whether there’s milk for your coffee! Unfortunately, the workplace isn’t always as safe as we’d like it to be; over 100 workers have been killed while on duty in the last year, with over 100,000 injured. Furthermore, the number currently suffering from a work-related illness is over a million.
Accidents in the workplace
An injury sustained while at work can have a huge and lasting impact on both your health and your life. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that you are protected while in the workplace. Ways in which they can ensure your safety include:
- The provision of adequate protective clothing such as safety boots, hard hats and goggles.
- Regular servicing and maintenance of all machinery, ensuring it is safe to use.
- Provision of first aid equipment and staff qualified to administer first aid.
- Adequate provision of fire exits and fire-fighting equipment.
- All health and safety training given and updated regularly.
- Risk assessment.
Even if an employer is relatively on the ball with these issues, there are still ways accidents can occur. Loose floor tiles, faulty equipment and even the actions of other staff can all cause harm to employees going about their day to day work. If you’re unlucky enough to be the victim of an accident, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Witham.
Assessing your eligibility for an injury claim Witham
Before proceeding with an injury claim in Witham, you will need to establish your eligibility. The 30-second online test provided by AAH can give you an idea of not only the likelihood that your claim will be successful, but also how much it may be worth. Once you’re sure you have a case, AAH will match you with one of our network of personal injury experts, all of whom work on a no-win, no-fee basis. Your case will be handled with the utmost empathy and professionalism, with your legal partner on hand to answer any questions you may have. Most claims are processed over the phone and the majority of claimants will not be required to attend court.
You have nothing to lose. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or take our 30 second test to see how much you could potentially claim.
Date Published: 28th October 2013
Author: David Brown