Can you make a work accident compensation claim?
Despite the best efforts and precautions of employers accidents at work can happen due to various circumstances.
Injuries can be severe to minor and range from broken bones, amputations, sprains and even fatalities.
If you have been involved in an accident at work you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Common Causes of Work Accident Compensation Claims:
- Slippy or wet floors.
- Faulty machinery
- Lack of safety equipment or protective clothing
- Insufficient training
- Incompetent employees
- Defective or old machinery
- Dangerous practices
Employers Responsibilities .
Business owners and employers have a legal responsibility for the welfare and safety of their staff and any visitors to their premises. All Health & Safety regulations must be met. If they have failed to meet these responsibilities and this has led to you suffering an Accident at Work , you may be able to recover compensation.
Time limits for claiming
In the UK you have to bring your claim within 3 years of the date of the accident so it important to instruct a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible as many work claims may be defended by your employers insurers.
You have to prove that the accident was the fault of your employer.
What may seem straight forward accidents may be difficult to prove so ensure you write everything down, get the names and addresses of any witnesses and always record it in the accident book.
In unfortunate circumstances if a person dies whilst claiming for their work accident case, the 3-year deadline begins from the date of their death to allow their family time to continue with the claim.
We speak to you in plain English and ensure that every step of your Work Accident Compensation claim is handled with the utmost professionalism.
If you would like to discuss your Work Accident Compensation Claim in absolute confidence , complete our no obligation application form and one of our advisors will call you back or call us now on 0845 053 1601