What is Accidents at Work
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work, which was not your fault and you suffer from a workplace injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
As with all accident compensation claims, you would need to prove that your injury, illness or disease was caused as a result of the negligence of another party (in this case your employer) and once you appoint a personal injury solicitor, they will assist you in compiling your evidence and presenting it to the third party insurers.
Every personal injury compensation claim is very different and while some are settled within a matter of months, others can take years. Most claims for workplace accidents and workplace injuries are settled out of Court; however, some will need to progress this far.
Who is at fault for your Workplace Accident?
All employers have a responsibility to protect their employees, contractors and visitors from accidents and injuries. This includes ensuring:
They provide their employees with the necessary machinery and tools to complete their jobs. They also need to ensure the machines and tools are maintained to a safe condition.
The workplace is kept in a safe and tidy condition. Employees should be provided with suitable workstations and chairs and the floor and corridors should be clean and free from hazards. Doors and gates should not be obstructed.
All employees required to lift heavy objects should receive training to show them how to do this safely.
All employers are provided with any safety wear they require to complete their jobs, such as goggles, hard hats, ear defenders, dust masks, safety gloves, safety boots or high-visibility jackets.
You can also make a personal injury compensation claim if your workplace accident or workplace injury was caused by the negligence of another member of staff.