While most employees do not face injury while in their specific workplace, unfortunately, there is always the chance of experiencing an accident wherever you are in the world. Certain jobs will carry different risks to others – factory workers are more likely to suffer an injury relating to heavy machinery than an office worker for example. Whether you work on a building site, in a supermarket or an office – you deserve to be protected while at work.
The Responsibilities of your Employer
For the 2018/2019 Health and Safety Executive report about non-fatal workplace injuries in Great Britain, 29% of all accidents that occurred were slip, trip, or fall accidents – the highest out of all percentage categories. Your employer must abide by health and safety regulations to help ensure that none of their employees incur injury. If you have suffered an injury while on the job, then you may be able to claim compensation.
Your employer should also provide you with health and safety training and any other training that is related to your job role. If this training has not been properly provided or if other negligent behaviour on the part of your employer or another member of staff has caused you to suffer an injury, then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Slip, Trip and Fall accidents are not the only types of accidents that can occur in the workplace. If you have experienced a different type of accident, perhaps an injury relating to a chemical leak or heavy machinery, then you should consult our accidents at work page for more information about your specific scenario.
Our expert solicitors are on hand to ensure that our clients across England and Wales get the compensation that they deserve.
*Please note – With regards to No Win No Fee - In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your accident claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances will be explained to you by your Solicitor.
The Citizen's Advice Bureau says it's our "civil and legal right" to make an accident claim. But 69% of us don't make an accident claim. Don't miss out on what's rightfully yours.
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