When you go to work in the morning, you should be able to do so safe in the knowledge that you will be spending your day in a secure environment. Unfortunately, many people experience negligence at work which caused them to have accidents and sustain injuries.
If you have been injured at work, our team of specialist personal injury lawyers, here at Accident Advice Helpline, could help you to claim compensation for your suffering and pain.
When can I claim for negligence at work?
You can claim compensation for negligence in the workplace if you have been involved in an accident, or contracted an industrial illness/disease which has impacted upon your life, providing that your accident or illness was caused by the negligence of another.
You will also need to provide proof of your injuries, which means that you will need to have had your injuries seen and recorded by a medical professional who can provide official documentation regarding your illness or injuries.
If you have had an accident at work, resulting in an injury, such as a slip, trip or fall accident, or an incident with faulty machinery, you will have 3 years from the date of your accident to file a compensation claim, so you should act quickly to secure a settlement.
If, however, you have contracted an industrial disease, such as asbestosis, you will have much longer to file a claim, simply because these diseases can take many years to manifest.
Is it a good idea to make a claim against my employer?
We understand that a lot of people are wary about making claims against their employers, but it is often the best thing you can do, not only because you may desperately need the compensation money to stay afloat, but also because it will force your employer to look at their negligent work practices and force changes that will benefit others.
Furthermore, employers are required by law to have liability insurance, which will pay out in such instances, so they will not be out of pocket you decide to file a compensation claim and get what you’re entitled to.
No win no fee*
Accident Advice Helpline are no win no fee* lawyers, which means we will help you claim compensation no matter what your financial circumstances may be, because we strongly believe that everyone who is injured at work should be able to do so.
To see if you could claim compensation for negligence at work, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today.
You can reach us free from landlines by calling 0800 689 0500, or you can call us on 0333 500 0993 to reach us via mobile. Calls from mobiles will be charged.
Category: Accident at work claim