Compensation for a Serious Accident at Work

When it comes to making a compensation claim against your workplace it can often seem like a daunting task. Many people are concerned that compensation claims will result in the loss of their job and potentially their only source of income. In the current tough economic climate this is one driving force behind many people’s decisions not to make a compensation claim. But this is not always the case as many companies are covered by insurance which covers them for injuries, such as what might have happened to you.

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Accidents in the workplace are more common than people may think and any injury that you receive could be claimed for, no matter how small or serious it is. Your employer has a right and responsibility to ensure your safety while you are in the workplace and if you feel that they have been negligent towards you – and you have been injured as a result – then you could make a compensation claim. 

What are some examples of Serious Accidents at Work?

When it comes to accidents in the workplace there are a whole range of different circumstances that you could claim for, some common claims that we deal with include:

  • Falls from height – When it comes to working on a building site or any workplace where there is more than one level a fall from height can be potentially fatal
  • Faulty machinery and electronics – Many workplaces look towards machinery and electronics to help with basic daily tasks and to help cut down on staffing costs, but if these machines are not correctly maintained they can malfunction and this can cause a number of serious injuries to the user
  • Trips and falls – Items that are left lying around or areas which are poorly lit can result in trips and falls to employees
  • Back and neck injuries – Back injuries are a common complaint in many workplaces, especially in factory and office environments where a great deal of heavy lifting may be required. 

Who can I make a claim against?

When it comes to making a compensation claim in your workplace, your employer has a responsibility to your duty of care. If you feel that your employer has neglected your duty of care then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim against them, if you can prove that you were not given the correct safety training, or provided with the appropriate safety equipment. 

What should I do next?

If you have received an injury in the workplace that has left you out of pocket then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim to recoup any medical or psychological expenses that you have incurred. The team at Manners Pimblett are industry experts when it comes to personal injury claims and we can guide you through the process every step of the way to help ensure a successful outcome. For more information contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772.

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