Accidents and injuries are all too common in the vast majority of workplaces due to the amount of people interacting with each other on a daily basis. No matter what industry you work in, there is always the potential for a serious injury in the workplace if those around you are not careful.
It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that your work environment is safe and free of hazards. If you suffer an injury in the workplace that isn’t your fault, it may be that your employer is liable for your injuries. However, many people reject this idea, worried that an angry employer will dismiss them or their injury claim could get their place of business into financial difficulty.
Accident Advice Helpline want you to know that this is not true. It is illegal for your employer to dismiss you on the grounds that you brought a claim against the business. Employers also have liability insurance to cover such incidents, so you will not be hurting anyone. Why should you suffer in silence when your accident could have been easily prevented?
If you have been involved in a serious accident in the workplace in the last three years that wasn’t your fault, and you reported your accident to your employer, you could be entitled to compensation. Such compensation can go on to cover medical bills and loss of earnings which can greatly alleviate stress and financial strain you may have been experiencing as a result of your injury.
How to make a claim due to your serious injury in the workplace
If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible to make an injury claim, take our quick and simple 30 second test to determine if you are entitled to make a claim. If you prefer to speak to a friendly adviser in person, contact Accident Advice Helpline today using our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
If you think you are eligible to make a claim, be sure to have your medical records to hand and gather statements from any witnesses at the scene of your accident if possible. Our advisers are trained to be sympathetic and supportive, and they will keep the details of your case in the strictest confidence. With over 10 years’ experience in personal injury claim, our legal partners have seen it all before. We operate on a no win, no fee basis, and you are under no obligation to pursue your injury claim should you change your mind.
Date Published: 26th October 2013
Author: Louise Thacker