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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."

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    Workplace accident and your employer


    Your non-fault workplace accident and your employer

    In any workplace, accidents can and do happen but many people are prevented from making a workplace accident claim because they believe that there will be consequences from their employer.

    This is not the case. Your employers, whether you work in a factory or in an office, has a duty of care to ensure that the environment in which you work is safe. If for some reason these procedures fail and you are involved in an accident, your employer may have broken health and safety law in addition to placing their employees at risk of sustaining an injury.

    It is therefore up to your employer to carry out necessary risk assessments and ensure that your workplace is safe to prevent injury and the likelihood of having to face a workplace accident claim.

    Workplace accident claims

    There are many types of claim that fall under the category of workplace accidents from driving a company vehicle to operating machinery. Machinery, equipment and vehicles used by employees need to be safe to use.

    Such claims can only be made for injuries that the employee has sustained at work when their employer has failed in their duty of care and not followed the correct health and safety policies. By law, all employers have to strictly adhere to health and safety legislation, taking appropriate action to alleviate risks and brief staff of the dangers of using certain pieces of equipment if necessary.

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    If you have suffered a workplace accident and your employer challenges your claim you need expert legal advice. Our friendly advisers will offer you the best advice and pass your claim onto one of our expert solicitors who will review your case and contact you with a no-obligation consultation.

    Recovering and returning to work after a workplace accident

    Depending on the severity of your injury, it may be some time before you can return to work. A specialist solicitor will be able to guide and support you throughout the claims process and you may also be able to claim for loss of earnings as a result of your accident.

    It is important however that you do not rush back to work too quickly. You need to be fully recovered before you return. Also whilst you are off, try to keep in contact with colleagues to obtain information about any workplace changes or keep up to date of any developments.

    Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline is extremely easy. Take our 30-second test to see how much you could claim or why not speak to one of our friendly advisers who are always there to help?

    If you’re concerned about your workplace accident and your employer, speak in confidence to us today. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 16th October 2012

    Author: David Brown

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