Accidents at work can be difficult to handle because it’s a place where you should feel safe and nurtured by your employer who has a duty to keep you safe, but an accident can leave you feeling vulnerable and unsure what to do next. No matter what precautions are put in place and how much training is given on health and safety, accidents at work do happen under varying circumstances ranging from sprains and minor lacerations to life changing injuries such as amputations and serious injuries to the head or back.
Some people worry that making a compensation claim against their employer can damage their job security or leave their employer in financial distress but you needn’t worry about that. Sadly accidents at work do happen which is why all employers are required to take out indemnity insurance which will cover them in the event of a claim being made against them. It’s just like having car insurance; you have to take it out even though you hope you’ll never need it and the party at fault pays out for any claims from their insurance. It really is as simple as that.
If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in a workplace accident and suffer from an injury as a result it could alter your life in either the short or long term and you shouldn’t be left in financial stress trying to cope. You may have had to take some time out of work which could be unpaid, or you could be left with bills for medication and treatment or you may have had to spend money on public transport if you’ve not been able to drive; and these costs all add up.
Much like all kinds of accidents the most important aspect of accidents at work are being able to prove that your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer. This can range from not resolving health and safety issues, not providing you with training before asking you to complete a task or giving you faulty tools to complete a task.
In the UK there is a standard three year limit within which personal injury claims have to be made; there are a few exceptions to this though for example if you were under 18 when the incident happened or if your work place illness is caused by exposure to asbestos, but as a whole it’s best to claim as early as possible while the accident is still fresh in your mind.
If you’ve decided that you’re ready to make a compensation claim- or you just want a little advice- then make sure you contact a reputable and experience solicitor which is where Personal Injury Claims 4UK can help. Our solicitors have vast experience in claims for accidents at work and are fully equipped to help you achieve the best result. If you just want to talk to someone our expert advisors are ready to speak to you and put your mind at ease.