Your employer is responsible for reducing the risk of an accident at work by following the Health & Safety Legislation
Accidents at work can happen in any type of job. Every workplace has its own set of hazards, which if not properly monitored can result in accidents causing injuries which can leave you unable to work.
Your employer has a duty of care towards you as their employee, and they are required to take steps to ensure your working environment is safe and therefore minimising the risk of an accident. If they fail to comply with Health and Safety Legislations and you have an accident, then you could have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
An accident at work can occur in many places, including:
Worried about the impact a claim will make on your job and financial situation?
We understand that people worry about being treated differently or they worry they may lose their job if they take legal action and claim compensation against their Employer for an accident at work.
Some people are reluctant to claim compensation after an accident at work because they may be worried about the financial impact their claim could have on their employer. All employers are required by law to take out employer’s liability insurance, so if your claim is successful, the compensation is paid out by the insurance company and not your employer.