Accidents at Work
In order to win an accident at work claim, it is important to show that the accident was caused by the negligence of the employer. This can be done by gathering witnesses, medical records, and other evidence. An experienced lawyer can help to build a strong case and maximize the chances of success.
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No one ever expects to be injured at work, but unfortunately, accidents can happen.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may be wondering if you can file an accident at work claim. The answer depends on a few factors, including the severity of your injury and who was at fault for the accident.
In general, you can only file an accident at work claim if someone else’s negligence caused your injury. For example, if you slipped and fell because your employer failed to clean up a wet floor, you would likely have a valid claim. However, if you were injured because you failed to follow safety procedures, it’s unlikely that you would be able to recover compensation.
Your employer has a duty to ensure that all risks have been assessed and that health and safety procedures are strictly adhered to. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 apply to most workplaces and impose strict duties on the employer. This duty applies to all workplaces including offices, factories, warehouses, commercial kitchens etc. – indeed, every workplace.
Employers are legally obliged to take out Employer’s Liability Insurance. This is so they can cover themselves in the event of an accident involving one of their employees. Therefore, it is the insurers who would pay the compensation and not your employer. Your employer is not allowed to discriminate against you simply because you are making a claim. Obviously, we cannot guarantee how your employer will react although, in our experience, it is very rare indeed for the employer to be difficult. In fact, most employers are anxious to assist the injured employee to recover and aid a speedy return back to work.
If you have a valid accident at work claim, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The amount of money you’re entitled to will depend on the specifics of your case. If you’re thinking about filing an accident at work claim, it’s essential to speak with an experienced personal injury solicitor who can help you understand your rights and options.