If you have had an accident at work then you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is important that such claims are taken seriously, if your quality of life has been impacted on, then we can help.
- Were you injured at your place of work, or whilst carrying out your employment duties elsewhere?
- Did the accident/injury happen within the past three years?
- Have you sought medical treatment for your injury?
- Was someone else at fault for your injury? This could be your employer, a fellow employee or another company or contractor based at your place of work
- Is this your first attempt to try and claim for this incident?
- Did you report the accident to your employer?
If you can answer yes to the above, take our 30-second test online to see if you are eligible to make an accident at work claim.
When can you make an accident at work claim?
All employers are obliged to take reasonable care of their employees’ health and safety in the course of their work. This could be either on the company premises, or elsewhere if this is required as part of the employee’s job.
Amongst other obligations, employers should ensure that work premises (which could include offices, factories, building sites, lorries and more) are free of hazards that could cause injury.
They should also ensure employees are appropriately trained to perform their duties within standard operating procedures. Employers also must make sure employees received relevant health and safety training or they could be open to an accident at work claim.
Employers should also ensure that all equipment is adequately maintained and safe, appropriate safety equipment is provided as necessary and regular risk assessments are performed.
If you think you may be entitled to make an accident at work claim then contact Accident Advice Helpline for help.
Can my employer dismiss me for making a claim?
Your employer has a legal obligation to ensure employees are safe at all times, and if they don’t fulfill these responsibilities resulting in you being injured, then you may be entitled to receive compensation. It is illegal for your employer to dismiss you for making an accident at work claim.
It’s important to remember that any claims will be covered by the employer’s insurance policy, not by your employer personally. By making a claim, you are helping to ensure that your employer takes steps to prevent anyone else suffering a similar accident.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today
You can call us to discuss your claim on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Find out more about claiming compensation for your accident at work.
Date Published: 21st January 2013