Accidents at Work
If you have been injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
All employers are required by law to provide their employees with a safe place of work. If you had an accident at work and were injured because your employer failed to provide a safe place of work, then you may be entitled to compensation.
If you are successful in a claim, you will be compensated for your injuries and also reimbursed any money that you have lost as a result of the accident. For example, perhaps you lost income whilst you were unable to work, had to pay for medication or medical treatment or had to cancel a holiday. You may also want to be reimbursed for your future losses, such a having to take a lower paid job in the future if the injury has left you with permanent symptoms which mean you are unable to return to the job you were doing.
Perhaps you have had one of these types of accidents:
- You have been injured whilst using a piece of machinery or work equipment that was faulty
- You have been injured as no one had shown you how to safely use a piece of work equipment
- You have slipped or tripped over in your workplace
- You have been injured as you have been asked to lift or move something that was too heavy for you to safely move
- You have been injured as one of your colleagues has been working unsafely
- You have been injured as your employer has not provided you with personal protective equipment
If you have been injured at work, through no fault of your own, you may be able to make a claim.
Making a claim can also help lead to changes in your workplace that could prevent the same thing happening to someone else in the future.
Your employer will have insurance in place and it is the insurers who will deal with the claim and pay compensation to you.