Accident at Work

It can be a worrying time if you are considering claiming from your employer for any injury.

It is important to understand that all employees by law must have Employers Liability insurance to cover against employees being injured in the workplace. Also action can be taken against employers who discriminate against employees who are pursuing a legitimate claim for compensation. The employee would then be entitled to make a claim for unfair/constructive dismissal.

There are many laws in place to protect people in the workplace particularly in respect of Health & Safety Regulations. In addition to these laws there are also situations where the employer has been negligent. The claimant has to prove that an employer failed in his duty of care to the employee thereby causing the injury.

The employer must provide :

  • A safe way for you to carry out your work bearing in mind the type of work, tasks involved and equipment used
  • A safe place for you to work o Competent staff - no-one will be injured because another employee fails to use equipment properly or has a drink or drugs problem that puts others at risk.

What to do if you are involved in an accident at work

  • Your injury should be recorded in the companies accident book(required by law if a firm has more than 10 employees).If there is no book you should advise your employer in writing of the accident and injuries sustained
  • Witnesses -take details from witnesses of the accident
  • Write down what happened as soon as possible detailing your version of the events which took place
  • Visit your doctor to get a note on your medical records of your injuries
  • If you are going to be off work for sometime check your firms sickness scheme and/or organise your statutory sick pay
  • Where possible take photographs of the machinery and the place where the accident occurred
  • Find out if there have been previous accidents of that nature where someone was injured.

If you have been involved in an accident at work get in touch now and one of our experienced team of specialist personal injury lawyers will be able to advise you further.

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