Nobody wants to be injured, and no boss wants to see an employee suffer injury in Birmingham. Not only does it mean reduced manpower and needing to find a temporary replacement, there is also the possibility of the employer being sued if the accident at work was caused by failing to adhere to proper health and safety legislation. Something as simple as a slip or trip at work may seem minor, but if it leads to a broken ankle, it is a huge problem for the victim.
Are slips and trips eligible for compensation in Birmingham?
Work accidents happen in a variety of ways, and can include falling off a ladder, tripping over a box left in the walkway, or slipping on a liquid. If the incident occurred because of negligence, misconduct or other failure to adhere to health and safety at work, then the case may be eligible to seek compensation. If there was a spillage and the employer placed a warning sign beside it, alerting employees to the hazard while waiting for it be cleared up, and an accident still occurred, compensation could not be sought. If no such warning was present, however, then a claim may be started.
Suppose the work setting was a factory in Birmingham. It’s a typical day, but, in a hurry to get started on the next task, an employee dropped some lubricating oil for one of the machines. He alerted the boss to the situation, and continued his shift. An hour later, an unaware employee slipped on the oil, fracturing his ankle, bruising his coccyx and injuring his wrist from the impact. There was no warning sign drawing his attention to the oil, and the worker had not seen the puddle. As the employer was aware of the situation but had failed to act accordingly, the injured worker would be eligible to file for work accident compensation. If the boss had acted appropriately and cleared the spillage up or erected a sign, no case would be possible.
How to get compensation in Birmingham
In such a situation, an injured worker could call Accident Advice Helpline for advice on a no-win no-fee* injury claim. Filing the work accident claim couldn’t be any easier. Accident Advice Helpline has two free ways to determine if your case is eligible: the 30-second test online, or the advice phone line, available on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Both options are obligation-free, but if you proceed with Accident Advice Helpline, you are under the wing of a law firm with many years of years experience.