Unfortunately, accidents or injuries at one’s workplace are becoming a commonplace occurrence. If you have been actually injured or hurt or even suffering as a result of an incident then you are well within your rights to place a claim against your current employers to hopefully receive the compensation you are actually deserving of.
What are the most common workplace accidents?
There are lots of types of accident that can occur in the workplace and most are preventable, with good work practices and planning, but accidents still happen.
Slips Trips and Falls
The most common form of accident at work involves slips, trips or falls which account for around 33% of all workplace personal injuries. These can be caused by inappropriate flooring, loose mats or flooring or wet or oily surfaces.
The next most common accident at work involves some form of machinery. All machinery should have appropriate guards in place and hazard areas around machines should be clearly marked and signposted. All machine operators should also be fully trained in the use of the machinery and advised on potential dangers of the machinery. Protective clothing should also be provided by the employer.
Vehicle-related accidents can occur both in the workplace and outside the workplace, but if they are to do with work the employer must ensure adequate safeguards are in place, including full training.
These types of injuries are on the rise and can have long term effects on workers with pain which can last a lifetime.
How to Claim
Specialist solicitors are out there to help you in your time of need. All over England and Wales, there are specialists’ solicitors willing and very much able to help you and your claim. How to obtain the right amount of compensation depends on your searching for the right solicitors for you.
You do not have to rely upon ‘Big Name companies’ just because they are advertised on TV as a large firm with impressive companies, you are not guaranteed a suitable and acceptable outcome.
There are also many firms that will offer a no win no fee arrangement that will not cost you anything unless they win your case
Generally, it is considered acceptable to make a claim for injury or suffering you have received within the last three years. You may have grounds to actually look for compensation from your employers.
Your employer is required by law to have accident insurance. This should cover accidents in the workplace; including cover claims for injury to the workforce and any other losses. Your employer has a responsibility to you to ensure your well-being!
Your employer is obliged to have insurance to cover all potential employees. If you feel you have suffered losses or are physically deliberated your employer is required to cover costs to injury, not just to you but other employees, and possible losses to them in the workplace.
An awful number of accidents is preventable. However, if you feel your employer has been negligent then you have a right to claim for compensation. The compensation results can give you both the money and opportunity to get back on your feet.
Many accidents are inevitable and unavoidable. If one happens to you get the help you need.