Accidents at work are one of the most common reasons why people are making compensation claims for personal injuries. When we start a job for an employer we should be given the correct training such as health and safety training and especially if equipment is involved then we must be trained in how to use it.
Our employers have a duty of care to us the employees to make sure that we are safe whilst we are on their premises in the workplace. They should make regular checks such as risk assessments to ensure everything is safe. These employers should also make sure they have the right insurance so that if an accident does occur they are covered to pay out in the event of an employee making a Somerset accident at work compensation claim.
All employers should also provide an accident book where all accidents are recorded no matter how minor this is to protect them and you the employee. This will be useful to you if you have an accident but don’t think your injuries are serious at the time then you develop symptoms a few hours or even days later as this way your accident was recorded so you have proof that it happened.
You should not feel in any way intimated by your employer if you want to make a Somerset accident at work compensation claim as they cannot legally treat you any differently after you have made a claim or dismiss you for making a claim.
How to make a Somerset accident at work compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist law firm dealing only in personal injury claims. They only employ friendly and professional staff to ensure that you are always treated with empathy and confidentiality.
If you choose to use the website to make your initial enquiry then you can use the online calculator to get a rough estimate of the sort of figure you are looking at then one of the experienced advisors will give you a call to talk through you claim and answer any questions you may have.
Alternatively you can use the advice line by calling the free phone number 0800 180 1423. Accident Advice Helpline has now nearly 14 years’ experience in helping people like you who are the victims of accidents at work get the best compensation figure they can.
The service works on a no win no fee basis so you do not have to worry about finances as we will not ask you for any money to get things started or if for some reason we lose your claim. By using the website or calling the free phone number you will not be under any obligation to proceed with a claim should you decide it’s not for you.
Date Published: 19th September 2014
Author: David Brown