If you’ve been involved in an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may have the right to seek compensation. Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you win every penny of the compensation you deserve.
It is the legal responsibility of your employer to keep you safe at work, and to have an insurance policy in place to cover any compensation claims. If they are negligent in this duty and their actions cause you to be injured, the payout you’re entitled to is paid by their insurer and not the employer themselves.
Safety in the workplace
There are several ways in which your employer can make sure you’re not likely to be injured while at work. These are:
- Training – one of the most important things that your employer can do is provide you with the appropriate training to do your job safely. This means ensuring that you understand how to use equipment and machinery, and are fully aware of how to lift and carry loads. If not – and you strain your back for example – you may be entitled to make a manual handling training claim in Merseyside.
- Protective equipment – some jobs are more dangerous than others and require protective clothing. It is important that your employer provides you with this clothing and shows you how to use it. Examples of protective clothing include hard hats, goggles, steel toed boots and ear defenders.
Knowing if you can make a manual handling training claim in Merseyside
If you have been injured at work and know that the accident was not your fault, then Accident Advice Helpline might be able to help you make a claim. To find out more about whether or not you can make a claim you can get in touch with us in a number of ways.
The first thing you should do is call us. You can call on 0800 689 0500 if you are calling from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re on a mobile. A member of our team will be on hand to give you free, no obligation advice on how to proceed with your claim and what to expect from the claims process, as well as offering an estimate of how much you might win.
If you’d prefer you can text ‘claim365’ to 88010 for a call back from a member of our team. They will be able to call you and discuss your case with you further.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today and get on the road to the compensation you’re entitled to. We’re ready and waiting to help you.
Date Published: 10th November 2015
Author: David Brown