An Oxfordshire accident at work claim arises when you become injured at work as a result of your employer’s carelessness and wish to receive compensation for your injuries and financial losses. A claim usually involves three parties: you, your employer and your employer’s insurer. If your employer is insured, your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will have little, if any, contact with your employer, unless you need to take your case through the courts.
Proving your Oxfordshire accident at work claim
To obtain compensation for your accident at work, you must work with your solicitor to prove four things:
- Duty of care
You must prove that your employer should have exercised reasonable care over your health and safety while you were at work.
- Breach of the duty of care
You must prove that your employer acted carelessly and hence, failed to protect you from harm. This is referred to as negligence. Unfortunately, the mere occurrence of your Oxfordshire accident at work will not provide you with proof of your employer’s disregard for your health and safety.
You must prove that your employer’s negligence was a substantial cause of your injury and/or financial losses. What is more, the injury or losses you have suffered must have been reasonably foreseeable to your employer at the time of your accident.
You must demonstrate that you suffered an injury and/or financial losses as a result of your employer’s negligence.
If you and your solicitor can prove the four elements of your Oxfordshire accident at work claim, you will be entitled to receive compensation from your employer.
Receiving damages for your Oxfordshire accident at work
The two main categories of compensation you can expect to receive are general damages, for your physical and emotional pain and suffering, and special damages, for your financial losses. The purpose of this compensation is to restore you to the position you would have been in had your employer protected you from harm.
At the Accident Advice Helpline, our dedicated team handle many hundreds of accident at work cases every year throughout Oxfordshire and they will do all they can to secure you the maximum possible compensation for your claim. Call us now, or use our 30-second test, and we will arrange to take on your claim on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: 26th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell