A Pembroke Dock accident at work claim will provide you with a way to recoup the losses you have sustained as a result of your employer’s careless actions. To win your claim, you will need to prove that:
- Your employer owed you a duty of care
If you were carrying out a regular employment activity at the time of your accident, you would be able to prove that your employer owed you a duty of care. Your employer must protect your health and safety and this duty is enshrined in law.
- Your employer breached their duty
You can prove that your employer breached their duty in two main ways. First, you could claim that your employer was negligent. Second, you could argue that they breached a statutory duty.
As a rule of thumb, your employer will have been negligent if he or she failed to do something a reasonable employer would have done, or if he or she did something that a reasonable employer would not have done. For example, if your employer required you to operate dangerous machinery yet failed to provide you with adequate training, you may have a case for compensation.
- Statutory duty
Your employer is subject to health and safety regulations. Although a breach of these regulations is primarily a matter for the Health and Safety Executive, it is also relevant in Pembroke Dock accident at work cases. For example, if your employer failed to keep a walkway clear of obstructions and hence, caused you to trip over, you may have a case for compensation.
- Your injury directly resulted from your accident
Assuming you are successful in proving that your employer was at fault, you must prove that your injury occurred as a consequence of your employer’s actions. You may be able to do this with the help of evidence ranging from photographs of the cause of your accident and medical reports detailing your injury.
Getting help with proving your Pembroke Dock accident at work case
Although your case for compensation may seem fairly good, your employer may have several arguments to make, which could reduce your chances of achieving a favourable outcome. It is therefore essential to instruct a specialist solicitor to handle your claim.
You can find a solicitor who specialises in personal injury law by getting in touch with the team here at the Accident Advice Helpline. Whether you contact us via our helpline or 30-second test, we will help you to hire expert representation on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. We can help you claim after a Pembroke Dock accident at work.