Accident in the Work Place

Accident in the Work Place Solicitors

When an accident in the work place happens it can often have devastating consequences, and the most frustrating thing is that often these injuries could have been prevented through better training or appropriate health and safety procedures.

A factory accident and industrial accidents are particularly common, but accidents can happen in the office too.

Some injuries may appear relatively minor when they first occur, like a back injury at work, but then they can develop into serious problems that prevent the worker from carrying out their duties.

Watch Hattons Solicitors Film Which Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions About Accidents in the Work Place Below....

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Video Transcript

‘Accidents in the Workplace: FAQ’s’ 

“Everyone has the right to be kept safe at work, be that through safety procedures or proper training. Unfortunately an accident could happen when an employer lets things slip.”

“This can be devastating and lead to loss of earnings, permanent health problems and tragically could occasionally be fatal.”

“Not only does making a claim help you get the compensation you deserve but it also pushes employers to raise their safety standards, so that more people are not injured in the future.”

Question 1: Will my employer sack me for making a claim?

“It is against the law to sack an employee because they have made a work accident compensation claim. Also, all employers must, by law, be insured against compensation claims, so the compensation should be recovered from the insurance company.”

Question 2: What if my accident was caused by another employee?

“If another employee causes your accident at work, then your employer would still be liable to pay you damages for your personal injuries. The main exception is where your injury results from violent horseplay or an assault by another employee.”

Question 3: What if my employers have gone bust?

“As long as your employer was insured at the time of your accident, their insurance policy will still cover the compensation even if they are bankrupt or no longer in business.”

Question 4: What steps should I take following my accident at work? 

“Although not always possible, especially if the injuries are serious and require immediate attention, the first step should be to report the incident, and make sure that it’s logged in the accident book”.

“If a personal injury claim is made later on, then it will help later if a record was made at the time, stating the reasons for the accident. Getting details from witnesses is also important to prove your claim.”

“If you require emergency attention then it is advisable to mention to the medical attendants that it was an accident at work, so that they can record it in their notes”.

“If you need accident at work advice call our friendly legal team today.”

If you need legal advice please call 0800 298 9690 or visit www.hattonslaw.com


300,000 Reportable Accident in the Work Place Injuries

According to the Health and Safety Executive, in 2007/2008 nearly 300,000 reportable injuries occurred after an accident in the work place, with 229 workers tragically losing their lives. And while these figures are not as high as in previous years, they are still far too high. Nobody deserves to be injured or lose their life at work.

Preventing accidents in the work place is therefore paramount, and compensation claims have proved an important factor in doing so.

It is no coincidence that since the number of compensation claims peaked in 1997, increased safety standards have led to a reduction in accident rates. That's one of the reasons why accident in the work place claims matter – and why employees who fear they are being disloyal by making a claim can feel reassured.

Hattons Have Helped Hundreds of Workers

Over recent years Hattons personal injury solicitors have helped hundreds of local people get the compensation they deserve for injuries sustained at work – whilst also ensuring unsafe practices are tackled in the process.

Should you choose Hattons to represent you as personal injury accidents solicitors, our first aim is to ensure your injuries are assessed thoroughly – not just in the short term – but in the long term, so that any lasting effects are included in medical reports and provided for. Where necessary, we also arrange private medical treatment, such as physiotherapy, to assist your recovery.

You will also be assigned a dedicated case manager for the duration of your claim, and will benefit from our easily accessible online case file tracker – enabling you to monitor the progress of your claim from the comfort of your own home.

So, if you have been injured in an accident in the work place and want to find out if you are eligible for compensation, call the Hattons team today. Our high quality service offers reassurance, and we offer a free initial no-obligation consultation to anyone who is thinking of making a claim.

Click here to read about Accident in the Work Place compensation won by Hattons Solicitors for clients.

Call Hattons Today - Accident in the Work Place Legal Experts

If you have been involved in an accident in the work place that wasn't your fault, for example gaining a back injury at work or factory accident, call 0800 298 9690 for free initial advice or fill in the Claim Form located to the right of this screen.

 

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