"What are my rights?" - this is one of the most common questions we receive from our clients who want to make an accident at work claim. Statistics show that a lot of people are not familiar with their rights and they are afraid of losing their job upon making a claim. However, there is no need to be afraid since it is your legal right to claim for an accident at work in which you were not at fault.
Your Employer is Responsible for Your Safety
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, your employer is legally responsible for your health and safety at work. It means that employers must provide you with health and safety instructions, proper training for any types of equipment or tasks you will carry out, as well as reporting any accidents at work, and giving employees time off work to recover with sick pay.
When there has been an accident at work, it is important, to be honest about who was to blame for the accident. Was it you who made a mistake or forgot to take safety measures to prevent the accident? Or was it your employer who failed to provide you with health and safety requirements, proper training, safe work equipment, and safe conditions at work?
You can only claim if it was your employer to blame. If this is the case, you have a legal right to make an accident at work claim for personal injury.
What Can You Claim For?
You can make an accident at work claim for any personal injury suffered at work as a result of your employer's negligence. This includes:
- Any physical injury, disease, or illness
- Any psychological injury or illness.
In addition, you can recover loss of earnings as well as any money you spent on medical treatment - you just need to have the receipts.
Who Will Pay For Your Injury Claim?
Contrary to popular belief you do not need to worry about your company's or director's financial situation - it has nothing to do with your claim. The vast majority of companies are insured, which means that it will be the insurance company that will pay for your compensation claim.
Making An Accident at Work Claim
Nowadays making an accident at work claim is a lot easier than it was ten years ago. You have 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim. Once you decide to go ahead, simply call us or fill in the online form and we will get in touch with you at the most convenient time for you.
During the call, we will confirm if you are eligible to claim and if yes, we will ask for some information regarding the accident such as:
- Brief description of what happened
- Time and place of accident
- Your details
Then you will receive some paperwork to sign and once we have it, we will instruct our solicitors to pursue your claim for personal injury.
Please note that you will NOT be asked to make any upfront payments when claiming via Claims 24 since we work on a no win no fee agreement basis.