What is a Work Accident Claim?

A work accident claim allows people who have been harmed in the workplace to recover compensation for their injuries. While making a claim will not undo the damage which has been done, it will at least help you to return to the financial position you were in before the accident happened. Compensation is also awarded for the pain and suffering which has been caused to you and your loved ones.

A Breach of Duty

However, a work accident claim may only be made it is can be proven that an injury was the result of your employer’s negligence. All employers have a duty of care towards their staff. This is a legal obligation and requires an employer to take reasonable steps to protect the health, safety and well-being of employees.

In order to comply with this duty of care, an employer must meet certain responsibilities. Amongst other things, this will include enforcing a safe system of work, providing the correct equipment, employing competent staff and reducing risks where possible. An employer who fails to meet these responsibilities can be said to have acted negligently. If a member of staff is harmed because of this negligence, he/she will be entitled to make a work accident claim.

Types of Work Accident Claim

It is not simply those injured in heavy industry that may make a claim; even offices have their fair share of hazards. Work accident claims can therefore arise for any number of reasons, some of the most common of which include:-

  • Slip and trip accidents;
  • Falls from heights;
  • Unsafe machinery or equipment;
  • Lack of machinery or equipment;
  • Lack of training;
  • Scaffolding accidents;
  • Lifting injuries;
  • Chemical diseases (including asbestos-related injuries);
  • Industrial/construction accidents;
  • Work-related driving accidents.

How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?

If you have suffered an injury at work, how do you know if you are entitled to make a claim? The best way to find out is to speak to a work accident solicitor as soon as possible. A legal expert will listen to the details of your case before using their professional knowledge to suggest what options are available to you.

Contact Work Accident Solicitors Today

To discuss your work injury with a solicitor, contact us at Work Accident Solicitors today. Even if you would simply like some professional advice, we are here to help. There are often certain time limits at play with work accident claims, so do not delay in contacting us for a no cost, no obligation opinion.

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