While you are at work, your employer has a legal and moral duty to protect you from harm. To reduce the risk of injuries and illnesses in the workplace, he or she must:
- Review your working practices to ensure that you are working in the safest way possible for the type of job you perform
- Inform you about all the health and safety issues that may affect you
- Provide you with suitable personal protective equipment
- Ensure that any equipment you need to use is safe and well maintained
- Provide you with training and supervision
- Prevent or control your exposure to hazards such as flammable chemicals or dangerous machinery
What happens if I suffer an accident at work?
If you suffer an injury or illness in an accident at work, your employer must provide you with sufficient time to recover. He or she may also need to report your accident to the Health and Safety Executive.
If your accident occurred as a result of your employer’s failure to follow health and safety regulations, you may be able to claim compensation for any pain and suffering you experience. To bring a successful work accident claim, you will need to prove that:
- You are, or were, employed by the careless company at the time of your accident – this may not be as simple as it sounds, especially if you found work through an agency
- You suffered a physical or psychological injury – this may be complicated if your accident has aggravated a pre-existing medical condition rather than caused you to suffer an entirely new condition
- Your employer owed you a duty of care, yet failed to fulfil health and safety regulations
- Your work accident occurred within the last three years
Looking for solicitors in Wroxall?
Due to the complexities of making a compensation claim, you should ideally contact Accident Advice Helpline and let our 100% no win, no fee personal injury solicitors handle your case. We will provide you with all the legal advice and support you need on your road to recovery.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Wroxall we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Wroxall look no further than our expert service.
What happens if I cannot return to work following my accident?
If you cannot return to work as a result of your injury or illness, our accident solicitors will arrange for you to receive compensation for all your future losses and expenses.
To get in touch with our specialist workplace injury solicitors, simply call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile or use our 30-second test.
Date Published: 27th June 2014
Author: Jan Newell