Are work related accidents and injuries a concern for you?
No matter where you work, in a commercial hub, a busy factory or a school, accidents and injuries occur at work every day. Work related accidents and injuries can occur quite easily without the proper safety measures in place, resulting in serious consequences for the victim. However, many people are averse to the idea of claiming for compensation due to an injury they sustained at work, as they fear repercussions from their employer.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we want people to know this is not the case. Your employer has a responsibility to ensure you and fellow employees have a safe work environment. If you have suffered an injury in place work that wasn’t your fault, making an injury claim can not only alleviate your financial concerns and offer you much needed compensation for your ailments, but it can also prevent further accidents from occurring in the workplace. Injuries that can occur in the workplace include but are not limited to the following:
- Muscle strains
- Broken bones
- Back ailments
All of these injuries and more affect your ability to work and can often lead to a loss of earnings, putting you out of pocket. Aside from this, mounting expenses such as medical bills, child care costs and perhaps even home care costs all add up, putting you in a difficult situation financially, adding to your stress and making it more difficult for you to recover.
Your employer should have measures put in place to ensure your safety, but often such measures are not updated or are not good enough to begin with. Your employer is responsible for looking after you while you are at work, and if they fail you in this way due to poorly maintained equipment, lack of efficient training or a hazardous work environment, then you may be entitled to compensation.
How to make a claim for work related accidents and injuries
If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible to make a claim due to your injury in place work, contact Accident Advice Helpline today using our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Or, if you prefer, you can take our quick and simple 30 second test to determine if you are entitled to make a claim.
If you think you are eligible to make a claim, be sure to have your medical records to hand and gather statements from any witnesses at the scene of your accident if possible. Our advisers are trained to be sympathetic and supportive. With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claim, our legal partners have seen it all before. We operate on a no win, no fee basis, and you are under no obligation to pursue your claim should you change your mind.