Under common law, your employer is responsible for protecting you from foreseeable injuries while you are at work. Unfortunately, accidents can and do still happen at work, usually as a result of improper training, defective equipment and mistakes made by others. If you sustain an injury in the workplace due to any of these reasons, you may be eligible to file a compensation claim against your employer.
Negligence in the workplace
Irrespective of the type of job you do, the basic principle remains the same – your employer must ensure that your working environment is as safe as it can possibly be. If you work in a laboratory undertaking bench work with hazardous chemicals, this may mean providing you with appropriate personal protective equipment, while if you work in a warehouse lifting heavy goods, this may mean providing you with sufficient manual handling training.
If you sustain an injury whilst carrying out your work, you must consider whether your employer was at fault. If the answer is “yes”, your employer has been negligent, and you have a right to call our helpline and make a 100% no-win, no-fee Wyre Forest industrial accident claim through the team here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accidents at work do not necessarily always result from the direct actions or in-actions of your employer; sometimes the cause may be indirect. For example, you may suffer an injury following slipping on a floor that had been cleaned, but not signposted, by a contract cleaner.
Regardless of the cause, if it is apparent that your employer did not take precautions to protect you from harm, you will almost certainly be able to hold them liable for your Wyre Forest industrial accident.
Negligence in Wyre Forest industrial accident claims
Making a Wyre Forest industrial accident claim through our experienced personal injury lawyers can be daunting because the person you will be filing your claim against is the same one paying your salary, so while you may need to exercise your legal right to receive compensation, you may worry that your claim could cost you your job. However, if your employer fires you for making a personal injury claim through us, you could make a claim for unfair dismissal under employment law.
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.