What can you do if you have an accident while you’re at work and you get injured? After you have sought medical attention to make sure that your injuries receive the proper treatment, you could make a claim for workplace accident compensation in Deganwy.
Why can people claim for accidents at work?
In the workplace, the employer has certain obligations to meet. One of these is that they provide a safe environment for their employees. Of course, if an accident happens, it’s an indication that the workplace isn’t as safe as it ought to be, which means that the accident victim could be eligible for workplace accident compensation in Deganwy.
In order for a claim to be made, you must have:
- Been in an accident that was someone else’s fault (i.e. the employer) in the last 3 years.
- Been injured in the accident
- Have been seen by a doctor.
Is there a time limit for claiming workplace accident compensation in Deganwy?
Normally, claims must be started within three years of the date of the accident that caused the injury. This is the deadline that usually applies to personal injury claims of any type, but there are exceptions.
If someone is under 18 years of age when they are injured, or the claim is for an industrial disease, the deadline can be extended. Even so, it’s best to get started as quickly as possible, not least because the sooner you begin the process, the sooner you could receive your payout.
What is an industrial disease?
An industrial disease is a condition that has developed because of someone’s job. It could relate to certain tools that they have used, or substances with which they’ve come into contact. It may take many years for an industrial disease to become apparent, which is why the usual claiming deadline is extended.
One example is mesothelioma. This is a form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. This substance has been banned in the UK for many years, but people who used to work with it can get diagnosed with mesothelioma long after they have finished being exposed to it on a regular basis.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now
Whether you’re suffering from an industrial disease or you’ve had a slip and fall accident on the factory floor, we want to do the best we can for you at Accident Advice Helpline.
Dial one of these numbers now and speak to an advisor:
- 0800 689 0500 if you’re calling from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile
Alternatively, take the 30-second test on our website to check your eligibility and get an estimate of what you could be awarded. Take action today and claim your workplace accident compensation in Deganwy.
Date Published: 10th July 2015
Author: David Brown