Accidents at Work
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Accidents at Work
Could you make a accidents at work injury claim?
Accidents at work
When you’re getting on with your day-to-day job, the last thing you expect is to be injured. If you’ve suffered from accidents at work injury due to somebody else’s negligence, then you shouldn’t be left to deal with the financial and emotional consequences on your own.
It’s likely you can make a accidents at work injury claim if:
- Your accident happened within the last three years (or it’s been three years or less since you first became aware of your injury or condition)
- It was somebody else’s fault – for example, if your employer failed to uphold their legal duty of care to you
The best way to find out whether you could make a work injury claim is to get in touch with a legal advisor for free
Jump to a section:
- What are the legal duties of your employer?
- Does claiming put your job at risk?
- Will my employer be left out of pocket?
- What should you do after an accident at work?
- What does work accident compensation cover?
- What if the accident was partly your fault?
- How long do you have to start a work accident claim?
- Can you claim for industrial disease or longer-term illnesses?
What are the legal duties of your employer? (accidents at work)
By law, all employers are legally required to make sure your working environment is as safe as possible. As part of this, they should provide you with the training and safety equipment you need for your role. They should also carry out regular risk assessments and take steps to avoid accidents from happening.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 sets out rules which employers should follow to reduce the chances of accidents happening.
For example, the very basics of this includes:
- Regular PAT testing of any electrical equipment you might use while at work
- Maintaining fire exists and escape routes
- Keeping on-site first aid equipment, and appointing first aiders
If your employer has failed to follow these regulations, then it’s likely you can seek help to make a claim