Claiming for Accidents at Work
If you’ve been affected by an accident at work and you’re seeking compensation, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, according to statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive, in 2010/11 a staggering 603,000 UK workers sustained injuries at work. Of these, around 200,000 workers were required to take more than 3 days of absence as a result of their injuries, and 150,000 were forced to take more than 7 days off work to recover.
Naturally, some of these injuries are completely unavoidable, and with some occupations, accidents and injuries are commonplace. However, it is up to employers to minimise the risk of accidents as much as possible, in order to protect employees. It is their duty to do this, and failure to do so, could mean that you (the employee) are entitled to compensation, in the event of an accident. Just how much you will be entitled to depends entirely on the type of accident you were involved in.
Accidents In the Workplace Can Be Life Changing
Accidents in the workplace can take many forms; from seemingly minor incidents, such as slips, trips and falls, to serious accidents, which can have devastating consequences. However, all accidents can be life changing in one way or another.
Even minor injuries will often take months or even years to fully heal, and in some cases they may never heal at all. This means that you could be subjected to a lifetime of pain and discomfort, all because of an accident at work that may have been avoided, had the appropriate measures been in place to eliminate the risk of such accidents from ever happening.
When the accident is not your fault, it is only fair that you are appropriately compensated for the pain and suffering you’ve had to endure, plus for the loss of earnings you might experience, through being unable to work. It’s your employer’s duty to ensure that your working environment is free of risks, and failure to do this puts you and your fellow colleagues in danger of injury or even death.
Start Your Accident Claim Today with Workplace Claim
We find that many people are unsure whether they can make a claim for their accidents at work. Some people believe that too much time has passed from the time of the incident, whereas others might feel that the injury was too minor to make a claim. Our advice would be to contact Workplace Claim today to discuss your accident and our team of experts will advise on how best to proceed.
Even if you think that your claim will be unsuccessful, by contacting Workplace Claim you can put your mind at ease. From the information you provide us with, we’ll be able to deduce whether you should proceed with your accident claim.
Find out more today – contact Workplace Claim today.