Any accident that you suffer while at work carrying out your duties can result in a work accident claim, and you could be entitled to compensation.
Is my employer responsible for my accident at work?
Even if your accident was caused by the conduct or negligence of a coworker, your employer is ultimately responsible for keeping you safe in the workplace.
Every employer is required by law to obtain employers’ liability insurance to ensure that they can pay compensation for any accidents at work that result in illness or injury without causing financial harm to the company.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
If you’ve been injured at work in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Employers and managers who fail to observe health and safety regulations are often to blame for workplace injuries and illnesses.
The most common injuries at work and causes are:
Slips, trips or fall on the same level: The most common cause of injury with bruising, strains, sprains, fractures and breaks.
Lifting and handling: Soft tissue, spinal strains and bone breaks.
Being struck by a falling object: Often a problem in warehouse-style environments where stock or materials are stored at height.
Falling from a height: Ladder, roof, scaffolding and exterior work.
Workplace violence: Threats, assaults, cuts, scratches and bruising.
Contact with moving machinery: Typically causing lacerations and cuts.
What should I do if I’m injured at work?
There are various things you should do following a workplace injury. The first and most critical step is to seek immediate medical assistance.
It might be difficult to think about what to do in the aftermath of an accident. You may be feeling a variety of emotions and flashbacks, in addition to the physical effects of your injury.
When it comes to filing a compensation claim, the following steps would be very beneficial:
Filling in the accident book After an accident, the details of your injury (eg. time, place, your contact details and a description) should be written in the accident book. If you can, we recommend that you get a copy of the page and keep it safe.
CCTV footage Depending on where your accident happened, your employer is likely to have a CCTV camera. It’s best to get a copy of any footage of the accident if possible.
Collect witness accounts Unless you work remotely, it’s likely that one of your colleagues will have seen your accident. It might be helpful for your claim if you can get a statement from them as evidence of what happened.
Take photos If you can, take photographs of the location of the accident, whatever caused or contributed to your accident and the scene itself; and get some photos of your actual injuries.
How do I start my accident at work claim?
The claims process is usually simple and not as intimidating as you would think. Our panel of expert solicitors are trained to communicate with clients with empathy and understanding, and they will carefully gather background information from you.
You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have before proceeding to start your claim.
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