ACCIDENTS AT WORK
Organizations nowadays have specialized departments and standard operating procedures for each job to ensure the work environment is safe and secure. Prevention of accidents and work injuries is an equal responsibility of the organization and the employees. Adherence to the safe work environment, SOPs generally try to prevent possible accidents and injuries in any given work environment.
What responsibilities does my employer have?
Every employer is required by law to ensure health and safety in the following ways:
- Ensure a safe work environment.
- Give proper training to employees.
- Ascertain workplace safety in every way.
- Offer safe-to-use equipment for work.
- Make safety gear and clothing available.
Accidents are always unplanned!
However, accidents at work have an equal probability of happening as accidents at road or home. If your employer has failed to meet his responsibilities and that led to you suffering an injury at work, you will be entitled to compensation for those injuries and any financial losses, such as lost earnings.
What Can Contribute to an Accident at Work?
Despite the precautionary measures, the following can still contribute to a miserable situation at work:
• Faulty equipment
• Slips and Trips
• Fall from Work at Height
• Dangerous machinery
• The use of hazardous substances
• Burns or scalds
• Injuries arising from inadequate training
• Manual handling incidents
Accidents at work can vary in nature and damage caused, but they cause an equal amount of stress and hassle to file your claims. The stress of getting hurt and going through the financial issues to get yourself healed after the accidents sound like a nightmare to any worker.
What should I do if I have an accident at work?
Make sure you see your doctor as soon as you can. The priority here is your recovery and making sure your injuries are tended to. It will be reassuring for you to discuss your injuries with a doctor, and most importantly this will be recorded in your medical records – which may be used as evidence in your case.
Report the accident to your employer. Make sure that the details of your accident are accurately recorded in your employer’s accident book. If there is no accident book, write down what happened and give it to your employer. Keep a copy for yourself too.
Get the names and contact details of any witnesses.
If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident. This can be very helpful if you wish to pursue a claim and your employer doesn’t admit liability.
Can I Claim against my employer?
It is an awkward situation for an employee to claim against their own employer, but the claim is not going to be handled by your employer, rather by their insurers. Regardless of the size of the business, every employer is required by law to handle accidents at work claims.
You also get a safety net because the employer cannot fire you from work because of filing an accident at work claim. If anything, your claim will bring to light any loopholes in safety procedures at work and ensure that no further unfortunate event harms any other worker.
What Are the Various Ways You Can Get Compensation for Accidents at Work?
Accidents at work can vary in nature and damage caused, but they cause an equal amount of stress and hassle to submit your claims. The stress of getting hurt and going through the financial issues to get yourself healed after the accidents sound like a nightmare to any worker.
The first and foremost you need to do is to see a doctor to be assessed how much the accident at work has damaged. The damage can be physical as well as mental. You will need expert legal advice to determine how much the employer should be paying you for getting your personal injuries recovered.
Along with the personal injuries you may also seek paid sick leaves from work to ensure you are recovered fully.
So when in an accident at work, make sure you report it to your employer with every possible detail you have with you for your accident cause. Ensure you collect all evidence if applicable. Immediately see medical consultation to have a medical report for making your personal injuries or paid sick leaves.
Why Should You Choose Us?
If you’ve been injured by an accident at work in recent times and have not claimed for your injuries and related losses, you could be entitled to compensation! SHC Accident Helpline Ltd. Is here to help with your accident-at-work claims. Call us today.
You will be provided with an immediate free initial consultation!
We understand the hassle that you have to go through after an accident and that is why we are trained to take this massive weight off your shoulders! We will take care of complete post-accident activities and required management of claims against the responsible entity.
We have Accident at work expert law firms on our panel who may deal with your claim on NO WIN NO FEE* principal which means that you don’t have to pay anything upfront even if your claim is unsuccessful! All you need to pay them a small feel on the successful settlement of your claim which would be agreed with you along with all terms and conditions prior to starting the claim.
SHC Accident Helpline Ltd. and our recommended lawyers ensure the confidentiality of information for this whole process – do not worry about the consequences that if it’s not a rightful case then your employer or fellow colleagues will create issues for you. We will consult you regarding all possible aspects of the claim whether or not it’s this accident at work was your fault.
SHC Accident Helpline Ltd.’s emergency helpline is operational 24/7 and is providing services all around the country. We are just one call away from getting you your rightful compensation from your employer and ensuring that you are in the right hands. Thanks to our experience in this matter that will make sure that your voice is heard!
All you need to do is to call our 24/7 emergency Helpline on 0330 999 0 111 to speak with our Accident at Work Specialist Team. Our expert team is able to take care of the entire procedure of your accident claim.
Accident At Work & WHY SHC
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