Work Accident Compensation Claim
Have you been involved in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault? Then you may be entitled to compensation.
Accident at work claims are often a result of someone’s negligence. For example, someone forgetting to wipe up a liquid spill, or simply not following the correct health and safety procedures for their workplace.
The most common type of accident at work claims are slips, trips and falls, but other types of accident include being hit by a moving or a falling object, injuries due to faulty machinery or incorrect PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
We can help you with your work accident compensation claim if:
- You have recorded an incident in your accident book
- You have been injured as a result of a repetitive job
- You have been injured as a result of a noisy environment
- You have had a slip, trip or fall at work
- You have been diagnosed by a GP with any disease or condition (or symptoms) related to a job you do or have done
Accidents at work can be a result of:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Dangerous machinery
- Insufficient training or safety equipment
- Disease, deafness and other long-term injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Chemical or biological hazards at work
Our expert team of accident at work claim advisor’s are ready to help you with any information or advice you may need in order to make a claim for compensation for an accident you have suffered.
24 hr Claims Helpline 0808 168 5385
If you have been the victim of an accident at work resulting in an injury, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. In similarity to all other personal injury claims, sufficient evidence will need to be provided to prove that your injury, illness or disease, was an unfortunate consequence of somebody else’s negligence. (In work accident claims, this is usually your employer).
As an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure that all of your employees are provided with the necessary equipment which must have been checked to prove that they comply with all appropriate health and safety requirements. It must also be ensured that the workplace is kept in a safe, clean, and tidy condition, and all employees are provided with suitable workstations and chairs, in areas containing no safety hazards. Furthermore, training must be granted to all employees expected to complete laborious tasks, such as lifting and/or carrying heavy equipment. Safety wear must also be given to the employees, as appropriate to their job descriptions. This can include goggles, hard hats, ear defenders, dust masks, safety gloves/boots, and high visibility glasses.
An example of a work accident claim was when Mr David Wright injured his lower back, after taking a fall in the workplace. Mr Wright had been assigned to operate one of the workplace’s machines, which he had received no training for, when the accident occurred, allowing him to claim £32,000 compensation.