Accident at Work Compensation
When you do a job of work there are two basic things which it is only reasonable you should be able to expect. That you’ll be rewarded for the work that you do almost goes without saying, but alongside this should be the fact that the environment in which you carry out your work is safe and non-threatening. In fact, it’s not just an expectation but a legal duty – your employer is bound by law to ensure that the place in which you carry out your job should be safe to do so.
Despite this legal stipulation, however, and the plethora of workers’ rights quite rightly set in place, thousands of people every year are still injured as a result of unsafe working conditions. If you’ve been unlucky enough to have been hurt or developed an illness as the result of an accident at work, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Here at Compensation Calculator we feel that’s the least that fairness and justice demands.
The actual details of each individual work accident can vary widely. Below are some examples:
- Tripping over loose cables
- Slipping in a puddle of oil or a wet floor
- Being injured by a faulty of equipment
- Working over the long term in a dangerous environment
The over-riding fact which our injury lawyers will seek to demonstrate is that the injury or condition from which you are suffering was caused directly by the negligent behaviour of your employer. Whilst seeking to do so, your lawyer will need as much evidence as possible, and it’s therefore useful for you to gather as many facts as you can whilst helping us to put your case together. The type of evidence which would be useful when establishing the facts are such things as:
- Statements from eye witnesses
- Doctor’s notes
- Notes from any ambulance workers attending the scene
- Accident books and any other employer’s logs
- Accounts of previous similar incidents
This evidence will be used to explain precisely the form your personal injury has taken and the details of the events leading up to it and your injury lawyer will use this information to build a case which makes it plain that you have suffered as a direct result of your employers negligence.
Even though it seems obviously grossly unfair that anyone should be injured whilst simply going about their job, many people still tend to hesitate when it comes to launching a claim against their boss or bosses. This is a natural human reaction, but what has to be remembered is that it is actually illegal for any employer to mistreat, dismiss or in any way harass an employee who is pursuing a claim against them.
Alongside this, there is the fact that, at CompensationCalculator.com we work on a No Win No Fee basis. What this means is that there will be no risk involved in making a claim for accident at work compensation. Not only will you not be risking unfair treatment at the hands of your employee, but you also won’t have to risk putting up any money up-front, since all of your costs will be covered. If you should be fortunate enough to win your claim, then you’ll be allowed to keep one hundred per cent of the compensation awarded, whereas if, unfortunately, you should lose, the costs of the other side will be covered by insurance. Either way, you’ll be in no danger of being out of pocket and, in the event of your employer having to pay compensation it should be borne in mind that they will be covered by insurance which means that this money isn’t coming directly from their own pockets.
If you’re suffering from an injury or illness brought about by the conditions in which you had to work then get in touch with us by submitting the form at the top of this page and one of our trained advisers will take all of the details and advise as to whether there’s a case to pursue. Your job may be important to you, but no job is worth more than your health, and if your health has suffered, then we’ll make sure you get the compensation which is rightly yours.