Just as the name suggests, accidents at work are often very unpredictable in any
situation getting its victims unprepared. When this happens at work it usually gets
complicated when dealing with the claiming of compensation because you are not familiar
with the procedure or most likely fear of the employer’s response. As a result most
employees will let it rest without it getting sorted. You shouldn’t be afraid of
filing a work accident claim against an employer if you have had an accident at
work. It is after all, their duty to provide safe working conditions for their employees,
and if they do not do so, then they are breaking the law, as well as putting you
and others at risk.
The work place that are most prone to accidents are factories and construction sites,
but regardless of such places work accidents can even occur in the typical office
set up where there are simple chairs and office desks, such environments have their
own set of dangers to watch out for as well.
Every employer out there has a responsibility to their employees to ensure their
working environment is safe, and the risk of an accident at work is minimal. This
not only protects their workers, but prevents work accident claims being filed against
Responsibilities are not restricted to a single form, it will include; testing machinery
regularly, providing adequate safety equipment, or informing employees of dangers
in the workplace, and how to avoid them. It will be practically impossible to mention
all types of safety responsibilities to the employers since each environment will
have its own set of work accident risks, which need to be handled by the different
Claims in the workplace
It will be interesting to note that even those driving vans and cars are described
as job places, in which case the vehicle would need to be safe and roadworthy, otherwise
if the driver sustains an injury from an accident which occurs as a result, the
driver could be entitled to make a claim for work accident compensation.
It is important to note again that the work accident claims should only be made
for injuries that the employee suffered at work, which wouldn’t have occurred had
the employer taken action to prevent the work accident. Once an employer sets up
a work place, it is a requirement for him/her to have it comply with Health and
Safety laws and regulations, that have been put in place to make the workplace a
safer environment, and reduce the risk of work accidents.
For anyone intending to make a claim it is important that they have a good knowledge
of the laws and regulations around work accident claims, so independent legal advice
is essential for anyone who has suffered an injury at work and that is where no
win no fee Solicitors come in to assist you.
For any accident at work claim to be made, do not hesitate to contact us, our no
win no fee solicitors are here 7 days a week to help you. Call 0121 565 4317 or