Have you Suffered an Accident at Work?
Your employer has a legal duty to provide you with a safe place of work. They are also responsible for:
- providing safe and adequate equipment
- competent fellow employees to work with
- and to ensure you are provided with adequate training and supervision.
Health and Safety Laws and Regulations are in place that your employer should comply with to help reduce the risk of an accident or injury in the workplace. Your employer is also required to have insurance in place to cover any claims for compensation that are made by an employee who has suffered an injury at work. It is the insurers, not your employer, who will pay you compensation following an accident at work.
If you have an accident at work whilst carrying out your duties, you should always make sure that you report your accident. It should be logged in an accident book and the details of your accident and your injury should also be written in it. If you are working away from your employer’s premises, your accident and injury should be detailed in the accident book of the premises you are at and in your employer’s accident book.
If you wish to make a claim for compensation following an injury caused by an accident at work, your employer cannot legally dismiss you for making a claim. If you employer did dismiss you, for this reason, it could be classed as unfair dismissal and you may be entitled to claim for compensation through the Employment Tribunal.
Take the first step towards making a claim by calling our specialist solicitors on 0800 025 0000. Alternatively, get an estimate of how much your compensation claim could be worth by using our Claimometer.
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Figures are based on the 12th Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines and are for guidance only. Calculations are based on injury compensation only. They do not include any loss of earnings or financial losses. Please contact us for further advice.