Accidents at work can happen for a number of reasons. Some are caused by inherent hazards, others are due to human error or negligence. If you have been involved in an accident at work that was not your fault and you have suffered a physical or psychological injury, you could be entitled to compensation. Regardless of whether you were a full-time, part-time or casual worker at the time of your accident, you could have a right to seek full recourse by filing a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ claim against your employer.
Why seek Tonbridge and Malling industrial accident compensation?
The aim of a compensation claim is to put you back in the position you would have been in had your Tonbridge and Malling industrial accident not occurred. The amount of compensation you will be entitled to receive will vary, depending on the type of injury you have suffered and the implications it will have on your long-term physical, emotional and financial health. In addition to compensation for your injuries, you will also be able to recoup the cost of any financial losses you have incurred, such as medical expenses, travel costs and lost income.
Am I eligible?
If you were partially to blame for your Tonbridge and Malling industrial accident, you will still be entitled to claim compensation from your employer. However, your employer will reduce your settlement accordingly. The more blameworthy your conduct, the greater the share of the responsibility you will have to accept. If, for example, your employer alleges that you were 25% at fault, you will receive 75% percent of your compensation settlement, while if you were 75% at fault, you will receive 25%.
If your employer uses a defence of contributory negligence, your claim may become more difficult to resolve. For example, if you sustained your injury while using a piece of faulty equipment, your employer may allege that you were careless in not ceasing to work with the equipment. In this instance, you should contact the Accident Advice Helpline right away and seek advice from our experienced personal injury solicitors. We will then be able to examine the circumstances surrounding your accident, gather evidence in support of your innocence and enter into settlement negotiations from a position of strength. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 6th November 2014
Author: Jan Newell