What constitutes an accident at work and how can you claim workplace injury compensation in Worcester?
Our advisors at Accident Advice Helpline are asked this question regularly and we give the same answer – an accident at work (or anywhere else for that matter) is something that happens to you without warning and without the opportunity to avoid it. We have all at some point in our lives had an accident even if it has only been a minor one but the fact is any accident is unexpected and can lead to bigger problems.
This is especially true in the workplace where the health and safety of all around you is paramount. And for this reason it is important for your employer to have the correct measures in place to prevent or reduce the chances of accidents occurring. Failure to do so can lead to accidents occurring and subsequently triggering your entitlement to make a claim for workplace injury compensation in Worcester.
Can you claim?
If you have been the victim of an accident and it wasn’t your fault then there may be a case to answer. If you have had an accident because of someone else’s negligence or lack of attention to detail then it may be there is a case to be answered for workplace injury compensation in Worcester. It is only reasonable to expect that in the workplace, the same attention to your safety is paid as you would pay to those around you; this also applies to the use of machinery and other instruments that might cause accidents in untrained hands.
When it comes to workplace safety, it is of the utmost importance that your employer and your work colleagues know the rules and regulations. Strict adherence to these regulations ensures that the chances of accidents in the workplace are reduced as much as is possible. Workplace injury compensation may be payable if you have suffered an accident that could have been otherwise avoided.
Unable to work after an accident?
If you are unable to return to work you may end suffering financial hardship as a result which can bring added pressure to bear on you and your family. Accident Advice Helpline have helped many individuals just like you to claim workplace injury compensation in Worcester as a result of their being unable to return to work especially if the accident wasn’t their fault.
To find out more about how to make a claim for workplace injury compensation and to ascertain your eligibility to do so call Accident Advice Helpline’s team of advisors on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile). Our advisors will talk you through the initial assessment and will offer advice and support on how to move forward. You can also contact us via text message at 88010 with the words ‘CLAIM365’.