When you’re at your workplace, you should know that you’re safe and that you won’t be injured. But there are times that people are injured at work. Below are some of the most common reasons that people are injured when they are at work.
Work compensation claim due to work premises that are unsafe
An employer is responsible for ensuring that the places where the employees are working are safe. This means if you have an accident while you’re working because you slipped on a floor that was wet, because you tripped on a floor tile that was raised or you fell down some steps that were damaged, you might be able to win a claim against your employer.
Work compensation claim due to materials or equipment that’s unsuitable
If you were injured at work because the materials or equipment was unsuitable, you may have a case for a workmen’s compensation claim. Even if the accident has been caused by materials, equipment, or machinery that have been supplied by a different company, your company should ensure that the items are safe for their workers to use and that you are trained how to use them.
Work compensation claim due to insufficient training
It’s the responsibility of your employer to take the reasonable steps to make sure that you’re able to do your work in a way that’s safe so that you don’t get hurt. An example of this would be if you have to do a lot of heavy lifting, you should be trained how to do it, so that you are safe and that you don’t get injured. If you’re not trained and you get hurt because of it, you may be able to make a claim against your employer.
One thing that you should do is find the right solicitor to help you with your claim for an injury at work. There are many solicitors that you can choose from, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. If you want help, call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of their expert advisers who will be able to match you to a solicitor that is right for you and your claim. Our service operates on a no win no fee basis, so there are no upfront costs.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 11th February 2013
Author: David Brown