Work Accidents

Work Accidents

Every day, people are involved in accidents and suffer injuries as result of the negligence of their employers. Fortunately, there are many things that your employer must do by law to minimise the risk of injury that you are exposed to. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Providing adequate health and safety equipment and protective clothing
  2. Ensure that they are maintained to a safe standard.
  3. Evaluate any risks in the workplace in order to prevent accidents.

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    WORK ACCIDENTS

    Accident Types

    There are many accidents that can happen in the workplace:

    1. Slipping on substances left on the floor
    2. Trapping your fingers in machinery
    3. Tripping over wires in the office

    These are the most common types of work accidents but there are many others that you can claim for.

    Slipping

    Trapping

    Tripping

    Making any sort of claim can be a daunting task, but you may be especially worried if you are claiming against your employer. Most people are concerned about their job, upsetting their employers or any other repercussions as a result but this need not be the case. Remember that it is down to your employer to ensure you are not exposed to any risks that cause you to suffer injury during work, but if you do, you are fully entitled to receive compensation.

    It is also against the law for your employer to treat you any differently, or sack you, because you are bringing a work accident claim against them. If this does occur, you could potentially have a further employment claim. If you are still worried or have any questions as to making a claim, you can contact Expert Law for further information and advice on what you can do next.

    If your employer fails to do any one of their responsibilities, and you suffer or develop an injury as a result, do not hesitate to contact Expert Law; we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

    WORK ACCIDENTS

    How can we help?

    If you are thinking about making a claim, there are a few things you can do to make your claim as strong as possible:

    1) Reporting the accident to your employer will ensure a record is kept in the accident book, which will provide evidence in support of your accident claim.
    2) You should keep a written note of the accident if this is not possible. You should also see your doctor so that there is medical evidence of your injury, even if you think it is not that serious. Even if your injury develops over a period of time you may still be able to claim.
    3) Your medical evidence is ultimately what your compensation is based upon, so it’s important you keep these records up to date.

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