Workplace injury compensation
Making a demand for workplace injury compensation can often be an intimidating experience; nevertheless it is every workers right to anticipate going about their day to day job in a risk-free and secured environment. If you have had an accident at work which was not your responsibility, then you are eligible to recompense for any loss of income, as well as the pain and suffering you may have endured. Take our 30 second test to see if you can make a claim for compensation, or alternatively give the team a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Types of workplace injury compensation
The bulk of workplace accidents can frequently be attributed to the carelessness of others, from the employer who fails to supply satisfactory safety equipment, to a work colleague who fails to act in a safe and proper manner.
Here is an assortment of the kind of work accidents people can make a claim for.
- Accidents on building sites
- Falls from heights
- Faulty machinery claims
- Accidents involving fork lift trucks
- Ladder fall compensation claims
- Injuries caused by lifting
- RSI claims
- Accidents caused by trips or falls
Having an accident at work normally affects your income in some way or another and we understand that life can become very hard, very quickly when a household loses a major source of income. We are very experienced at Workplace injury compensation claims and will be able to assist you on the journey.
Getting the paperwork right
If you have been unfortunate enough to have an injury whilst at work there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of making a successful claim, these include: Record the accident in your employee’s accident book. Where possible take photographic evidence. Make sure to write down the names and addresses of any possible witnesses. If you are a member of any relevant trade unions, make sure they are aware of your accident. The evidence to support your claim could take any of the following forms:
- Witness statements
- Previous similar work accidents
- Employer’s logs
- Ambulance attendance at the scene
- Doctor’s notes
- An accident book
Many people are reluctant to make a claim for Workplace injury compensation, as they feel this could jeopardise the working relationship they have with their boss, or they are under the misconception that they are somehow letting the company down and costing them money. People often hesitate to make such a claim, worried that it may result in them losing their job, but it’s illegal for any employer to sack an employee for making such a claim.
In reality this is simply not the case, all companies in the United Kingdom are required by law to have in place an insurance policy that protects them against such an contingency and it is this policy that will pay out if an employee is injured at work.
Date Published: 31st May 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim