Have you been injured at work? The first question which comes is Can I claim compensation for an accident at work?
What is a work accident claim?
A claim for an accident at work refers to any situation if you have had an accident at work and if you have suffered an injury within the last three years, because of an accident at work or elsewhere while working for your employer, you are eligible to make a work accident claim for your personal injury.
What are my rights if I have an accident at work?
If an accident at work gets you injury or you are suffering a work-related illness, then it is important for you to understand your rights to manage your recovery and working future. Below are the basic points you should try to follow:
- Medical Treatment. Record the details of the accident that happened.
- Confirm your sick pay.
- Regularly attend the medical appointments.
- Take the appropriate time to recover.
- Seek the light duties.
- Claim compensation for an accident at work.
What is the most common cause of accidents in the workplace?
There are a number of accidents which occur in workplaces every year. Here are the most common accidents and injuries:
- Slips, trips, and falls.
- Muscle strains.
- Hit by falling objects.
- Repetitive strain injury.
- Crashes and collisions.
- Cuts and lacerations.
- Inhaling toxic fumes.
- Exposure to loud noise.
- Walking into objects.
- Fights at work.
Can I claim compensation for an accident at work?
In the U.K, the legal clause states that all businesses must compulsorily hold insurance (Employers Liability Insurance) and conform to Health & Safety regulations to ensure that they meet those guidelines. If you feel that your employer failed to meet their responsibilities and negligence has led to you being injured in an accident at work, you can claim compensation by filing a work accident claim. If your claim for a work injury is successful the compensation would be paid from the employer’s liability insurance.
What Can I make a work accident claim for?
If you are injured at work, the following are the reasons:
- Slip, trip or fall.
- Dangerous practices and procedures in the workplace.
- Defective or poorly maintained equipment.
- Dangerous machinery at work.
- Noxious environment or toxic substances.
- Falling object.
- Non-adherence to Health & Safety regulations.
- Negligence of co-workers.
- Insufficient or improper training.
- Assault at work.
- The accident which happens at the time of operating a forklift or crane.
- Faulty lifting and manual handling practices brought on by lack of training.
- Injuries which are related to hand-arm vibration syndrome or vibration white finger.
How much compensation Can I claim for an accident at work?
Each case is different and the only aim of our specialist is to provide a valuation of your claim based on your injury that has to arise from accident and treatment injuries.
Work injury compensation amounts.
|Type Of Injury||Amount|
|Back Injury||Up To £111,000|
|Shoulder Injury||Up To £34,300|
|Ankle Injury||Up To £35,750|
|Tinnitus||Up To £32,500|
|Fracture of Fingers||Up To £26,250|
What is the Work Accident Claim Time Limit?
In the U.K. there is a standard 3-year time limit within which you can file a work accident claim. If you have not initiated legal proceedings within 3 years, your case may be considered to be time-barred and you may not be entitled to any compensation.
The 3-year deadline commences from the date that the accident occurred, or from the date on which you realized that your injury was associated with the workplace accident.
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