The law states that if you are an injured at work and somebody else was to blame, you are entitled to seek compensation be making a workplace accident claim in Birmingham. This could mean that your injury or illness was caused by poor safety regulation or an unsafe working environment, as this represents a shirking of a moral and legal responsibility by your employer to your safety. It could also mean that you are injured at work due directly to the actions of another individual, be they malicious or as a result of a mistake. In this case, therefore, the individual is at fault for your injury.
Whatever the circumstance of your workplace injury, there are a number of important questions that you will need the answers to before embarking upon a compensation claim. These include the likes of why is compensation available, how long do you have to claim compensation, who can help you to claim and how can you contact them, and it is these questions which will form the basis of the rest of this article.
Why is compensation available?
We have already stated that a workplace accident claim in Birmingham is available when you are injured and somebody else was to blame, but why is this compensation offered? In part, it is in order to hold the guilty party to account for their actions, but the major reason is something different entirely. This reason is to offer the victim of the injury, recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that they have suffers as a result of their injury.
How long do you have to claim compensation?
In the majority of cases, there is a period of three years after an incident in which you can begin proceedings for a compensation claim, and if an injury or illness occurred longer ago than this then you are no longer able to claim. If a claim involves an injury to a minor or an industrial diseases such as asbestos poisoning, however, different time limits are applied.
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To get started on a workplace accident claim in Birmingham, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.