Accidents at work happen every day no matter how many precautions you take and can happen under any circumstance. Injuries can vary in severity; it could be a sprained ankle or a minor cut but equally it can sometimes be more severe and even result in death. Regardless of how bad your injury is, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a work accident claim.
There are many injury that are valid to file an accident claim with if you are injured at work. If you have suffered any of the following, you may be entitled to do so;
- Any objects in the work place falling onto you
- Dangerous machinery causing you injury
- Assault within the workplace
- Accidents when operating heavy machinery
- Accident due to improper training
- Slipping, falling or tripping
- People within the workplace being negligent
- Poorly maintenance equipment
- Dangerous or toxic environment
- Industrial injuries
- Health and safety regulations not being adhered to
As a result of any of these happening you may have suffered some of these common work injuries;
- Loss of sight
- Loss of hearing
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Amputated limbs
- Fatal injuries
The most important part of making this claim is being able to prove that you were injured and that the injury was caused as a result of the negligence of your employer. Even if the injury was not directly inflicted by your employer, because it happened within the place of work that they are accountable for it makes them liable. In instances like this it may be difficult to prove which is why it is advisable to appoint a personal injury solicitor to help with the case. They will assess the situation, collect all the necessary evidence and present it for you.
In the UK there is a 3 year time limit on filing a work accident claim and if you try to make a claim outside of this time limit you may not be entitled to any compensation. This 3 year period begins the day that the accident occurred or depending on the injury, the day you realised the injury was as a result of what happened in the workplace.
To help you through this process, it is recommended that you contact a personal injury solicitor so that you can receive the accident claims help that you need. Once you have a solicitor they will be able to take over the case and with their experience they will work to get you the compensation you deserve.