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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    UK manual handling injury claim

    UK manual handling injury claim

    Making a UK manual handling injury claim

    If you are involved in an accident at work, which is not your responsibility, then there is a good chance that you can make a claim for compensation for your injuries. The first thing you need to know is that it is public policy in the UK to protect the health and safety of workers. Take our 30-second test to see if you can make a claim for compensation.

    What next – making a UK manual handling injury claim

    Any UK injuries at work claim must demonstrate that your employer failed to take all safeguards to protect your safety whilst you were doing the job. If your employer didn’t do this this it can be seen as negligent and your employer will be held legally accountable for your wounds. There are several laws in place that protect the health and safety of workers in all workplaces. As with all claims it is your job to demonstrate that the action or inaction of the other party caused your injury. The first thing you need to do is to make a note of the situation that led to your injury or injuries. If there are witnesses you can call on, then make sure you get them to add their details to your claim. At times workers’ can bring a joint claim for compensation if it can be shown that there was a collective degree of neglect. You need to make a record of your accident in an accident record book and if you have a phone make sure you take pictures.

    If you have been wounded at work due to the failure of your employer to safeguard your safety and security you may well be allowed recompense. It is imperative to make sure that accidents of this kind do not happen again. Your employer must officially have insurance for circumstances of this kind and it is therefore, the insurer and not your employer from whom you will claim compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline is very experienced in the sometimes-complex world of making a claim for workers compensation and can be there with you every step of the way by giving them a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.


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    Date Published: 19th March 2013

    Author: thewritersbarn

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