What does the term “workplace accident” mean to you? It may depend on the kind of job that you do. If you work in a shop, for example, you might think about slips and falls. If you work on a construction site, you might think about people getting injured when they use heavy machinery or come into contact with concrete blocks.
You could claim workplace accident compensation in Erewash
For the purposes of claiming compensation, the type of accident and where it occurred really don’t matter. What does matter is that the accident took place at work, and it caused you to get injured.
Places of work are legally required to be safe for those who are carrying out work. Risks need to be assessed and managed, no matter how potentially dangerous the workplace may be.
A building site worker has as much right to be safe from harm as an office worker does, even though a building site may be a much more dangerous place. An office worker could suffer an injury that is just as serious as one that someone on a building site might suffer, even though an office might present far fewer risks.
Should you make a claim?
Many people ask themselves whether claiming is the right thing to do. Even if they feel that they should claim because, after all, it’s not their fault that they got injured, they might fear repercussions.
This may stem from the belief that compensation is paid by employers. The money they lose means that the business suffers, and the result is that the claimant gets fired.
However, this isn’t true. Firstly, compensation is covered by employers’ liability insurance, which means there is no need for the employer to make a payment themselves. Secondly, firing someone for making a claim would be against the law.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we would ask you to think about claiming, because if you win your case, you will receive a payout. If you don’t win your case, then you don’t have to worry about getting into further financial trouble. We work on a no win no fee* basis.
Call us now and start your claim
You can begin your claim for workplace accident compensation in Erewash by calling Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Our lines are open 24/7, and you are guaranteed the best client care at all times. All our advisors are professional and friendly, and our no win no fee* solicitors are dedicated to getting you the compensation that you deserve.
Contact us as soon as you can and get started.
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: David Brown