Employers have a duty to ensure that the workplace is a safe environment. When this is not the case, accidents and/or injuries occur. This often occurs due to unsafe working conditions, lack of training or lack of protective equipment.
A workplace injury could be prevented if all the correct precautions are taken. If they are not and it causes an injury, you could be owed compensation.
There are a number of different ways an injury or illness could be caused whilst at work but here are some of the most common:
- Slip, trip or falls
- Lifting heavy items
- Inadequate training
- The negligence of a colleague
- Dangerous, defective or unsuitable equipment
- Hit by falling objects
- An accident involving a Forklift truck
- Industrial diseases (long term illnesses)
I’m worried I might lose my job if I make a claim
This is a common concern amongst people initiating a claim following a workplace accident.
It is actually illegal for an employer to terminate an employment contract with an employee if they have been injured at work and wish to pursue a Claim.
What should I do if I’ve been injured at work
Ensure your accident has been reported, ensure you seek medical attention so that your injuries/illnesses can be treated so that there is a record of your injury.
If you would like some advice or assistance, our experts are on hand to help you pursue your claim in one quick and simple process. Call us now on 08000 250 250, we can guide you through your options with a FREE no obligation chat.