Accidents at work, especially jobs of dangerous nature, are inevitable. Based on the Health and Safety Executive 2021 report, the top two fatal injuries sustained by workers over the last five years had something to do with falling from a height and being struck by a moving vehicle. The same report also revealed that non-fatal accidents, slips, trips, or falls on the same level tops the list.
If you find yourself in an accident at work, know that you have every right to seek compensation and recover your losses. Hence, it is always wise to know where you stand and how to make a claim, and we’ll show you how in this blog.
Defining an Accident at Work
HSE defines accidents as circumstances that lead to injury or ill-health. Workplace accidents are not intentional and are often caused by an unsafe work environment, faulty machinery, as well as the way the job was carried out, and the kind of tasks at hand.
Employers have the prime responsibility to ensure their workers’ health, safety, and welfare, especially the safety of workers who will likely find themselves in an accident while carrying out their tasks. Among the many responsibilities of employers include controlling and checking the workplace for any hazards and risks that the employees will be exposed to. Another responsibility is to support an employee’s claims for getting into an accident at work.
Employee’s Rights Following an Injury at Work
As an employee, you have rights you can exercise following an injury at work. Your rights include receiving compensation and not getting fired for making a claim for your accident at work.
Although there are many laws that protect workers from various industries, it is safe to say that those who are constantly exposed to risky jobs can make claims for accidents at work.
Making a Work Injury Claim
If you get into an accident at work, the first thing that will probably come into your mind is whether you can make a work injury claim or not. The good news is that you are eligible to receive compensation.
However, there are two things that are covered: if the injury is sustained in the last three months and if there is someone to blame for the accident you had while carrying out your job responsibilities.
But if you do not fall for any of the two, worry not because you can still make a claim. You can always seek help and ask how you can still make a claim for compensation despite not falling into any of the aforementioned circumstances.
Nearly all of us are dependent on our jobs, so we can pay off bills, put food on the table, and buy our wants and needs. Hence, you should always be aware of your rights and make claims if qualified.
Compensation to Receive
When it comes to the expected compensation to receive, there is, unfortunately, no guaranteed amount. However, it depends on your solicitor if they will work on giving you the maximum amount possible.
Process Your Claim with Haymans Solicitors
If you have been in an accident at work, our expert panel of specialists here at Haymans Solicitors can help you out with your case. Whether your accident was caused by handling heavy objects or slipping or falling due to the unsafe working condition you were in, rest assured that we can handle your claim and we will also advise you according to your needs.
Personalised Approach with Haymans Solicitors
Our team of professionals will personalise their approach to your case because we want to ensure that your personal circumstances will be taken into account. On top of it, we work on a no-win-no-fee basis, which means that you will not have to pay anything unless our team will win your case. And what’s even better is that we will strive hard in helping you acquire the best and possibly the maximum amount of compensation.
Contact Our Team at Haymans Solicitors Today!
We have experience in providing assistance to people who have sustained injuries and in claiming compensation on behalf of our clients.
You may contact us on 01132 49 49 49 for our Leeds team, and on 01706 39 33 33 for our Rochdale team.