If you’ve had an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer.
Work injury claims
Incidents leading to injury at work happen in a variety of ways. Falls from height, limbs becoming trapped and slips and trips can also cause serious injury.
Should you decide to pursue a claim for personal injury and financial losses, we can assist. Our team are experienced Personal Injury lawyers. We are a large law firm that has the experience and resources to support you and we can often do this on a no win no fee basis. If you would like to talk to us about your case, contact us today on 020 3551 8500 or get in touch here to arrange a call back at your convenience.
It is the legal responsibility of every employer to ensure that the risk of injury is reduced to the lowest practicable level. Risk assessments are a key method by which employers should identify risks and react by implementing safety procedures, training, and where necessary, safeguards.
Making a claim
Should you sustain an injury at work, it is essential that you do all that you can to preserve evidence. If you are able to, it is recommended that you:
- take photographs,
- record the names of any witnesses, and
- make sure the incident is recorded in the accident book (if there is one).
Always seek medical attention and report to the First Aider within the premises. Seek treatment at hospital if your injuries warrant it and make sure that the hospital clearly record how you sustained your injury. This might prove crucial later should you decide to commence a claim against your employer.
Be sure to keep a diary detailing your symptoms, recovery, the help and assistance you require and also any expenditure caused by the incident and injury.
IF YOU’VE HAD AN ACCIDENT THAT WASN’T YOUR FAULT, YOUR EMPLOYER MIGHT HAVE TO PAY YOU COMPENSATION.