It is a legal requirement of your employer to have insurance in place to compensate you should you suffer injury. It is the insurers, not your employer, who will pay compensation to you.
Employers must ensure their workers’ health and wellbeing, and that there are certain regulations they must comply with . For example they must provide you with suitable protective clothing (including boots, goggles, ear defenders and helmets if necessary) to carry out your job safely. They must provide you with the correct tools – and maintain same. They must ensure you have the correct training to carry out your job, such as teaching you how to lift, and that you have a safe working environment – no slippery or wet floors, poor lighting, clutter, dangling cables. You must have sufficient room to work safely. Access to and exit from your work premises must be adequately lit, non slippery, well maintained, and safe. Car parks should be de-iced and safe to use.
It is your duty to report your accident to your employer and you should also make sure the accident details are entered correctly in the accident book. The most common causes of accidents, though this is not an exhaustive list, are;
Factories and workshops are known as environments where accidents can happen. Often, not because of poor management but just because there are so many dangerous factors i.e.
If you are a construction worker, electrician, bricklayer, plasterer or scaffolder, then it is likely that you have witnessed at least one accident while at work. A site can be a dangerous place, and made more dangerous if the correct training, management and procedures are not in place. Some of the more common risks are:-
Caring for people carries its own risks. It is not uncommon for people in this environment to sustain injury by lifting or pushing or pulling objects and people, or as a result of violence from care users. Our specialist team are compassionate and understanding in this sensitive area.
For a better understanding speak with one of our team now to see what options are available.
There are many other industries where accidents and do happen. Speak with one of our team or read one of our specialist blogs
You should be put back in the financial position you would have been in, had the accident not happened, together with compensation for injuries caused.
The items in the list below are just some examples of what you may be able to claim for - injuries are valued based on severity, period of suffering etc.
Find out about claiming for your personal injury at work on our Personal Injury pages.
You need legal advice to help you determine what course of action to take. We are specialists in personal injury and deal with hundreds and thousands of claims each year. We can provide impartial advice on a no win no fee basis - that means it won't cost you anything even if you lose.
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