Accident at Work Claim
When to claim compensation for an accident at work.
At work, your safety and wellbeing is in the hands of your employer. It is their responsibility to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act, and they must put strict measures in place to protect you from any occupational hazards.
Training, supervision and personal protective equipment should be provided where necessary. But sometimes an employer can neglect their responsibilities, leaving employees at greater risk of an accident at work, and if this has happened you can get relief from Davis Blank Furniss.
Common workplace accidents we deal with
Even though there has been a greater focus on safety at work in recent years, an estimate of one million work-related accidents are reported to still happen each year. Many of these accidents involve lifting or manual handling. Others involve slips, trips or falls. Common injuries we have dealt with in the past include:
- Sprains and pains
- Back injury
- Neck Injury
- Head injury
- Repetitive strain injury
If you haven’t had the right training or equipment, or if the working environment was poorly suited to the task, then these types of accidents may not be your fault.
How to claim compensation for an accident at work
If you have been injured because of your employer’s negligence we understand that the idea of putting forward a claim can be worrying, especially if you respect your employer, or if the accident was caused by a colleague.
Yet it is important to remember that it is their insurer who pays the compensation, and not your employer.
We’re here to help take the emotional strain and the stress out of your work accident compensation claim. Our solicitors will guide you through the process, explaining everything in straightforward terms, to reassure you all the way and to help you get any compensation you deserve.
When it helps, we can press for either an early interim payment or a payment for private medical treatment. We can also untangle complicated issues related to sick pay schemes and employers liability insurance.
Download our Accidents at Work questionnaire here.