Making a compensation claim for an accident at work
How dangerous is your job? Do you take your life in your hands every time you clock on, or is your job supposedly a ‘safe’ occupation? Accidents at work are one of the most common reasons for compensation claims every year, second only to road traffic accidents. No matter what industry you work in or how ‘safe’ you think your job is the truth is that accidents are unpredictable, they can happen anywhere and they happen to ordinary people every day.
A safe working environment
It’s the duty of your employer to ensure that your working environment is as safe as it can possibly be. Although people regard Health and Safety legislation as intrusive and sometimes overbearing, it is there to ensure that your employer maintains his or her duty of care towards your well being and safety while you’re at work.
While nobody can ever predict when an accident will happen, many of them are entirely preventable and are the result of negligence. If your employer fails in their duty of care and you are injured at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
For this to be the case, you’ll need to show:
- You were an employee
- Your employer breached their duty of care
- This breach caused your injury
This will indicate that a lack of care or negligence by your employer is directly responsible for the accident. If that’s the case, then it’s time to talk to the professionals at Injury Lawyers 4U. Our experienced legal professionals can give you the expert advice you need, while our no win, no fee solicitors will fight hard to secure you the compensation you deserve.
What should you do
If you have had an accident at work, whether you work in construction or are a 9-5 office worker, you may have the right to claim compensation. Workers often feel that putting in a claim against their employer can jeopardise their job security, but the truth is that the vast majority of employers are more than willing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Accident at work compensation
A compensation claim can provide you with the money you need to get back on your feet or pay for long-term care and rehabilitation. It also means that you can stop worrying about financial problems and focus on recovering from your illness or injury. It can also highlight a problem in the workplace or in your employer’s procedures that needs to be addressed to prevent others from suffering a similar injury.
So, if you’ve suffered an injury or illness as a result of an accident at work, call the team at Injury Lawyers 4U on 0800 221 8888 or fill in our contact form today. Our experienced professionals can give you the expert advice you need and can help you claim the compensation you deserve. For more information and to talk in confidence to one of our experienced professional lawyers, call us today or fill in the contact form on the right and one of our team will call you back.