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Accidents at Work

Could you make a work injury claim?

When you’re getting on with your day-to-day job, the last thing you expect is to be injured. If you’ve suffered from a work injury due to somebody else’s negligence, then you shouldn’t be left to deal with the financial and emotional consequences on your own.

It’s likely you can make a work injury claim if:

The best way to find out whether you could make a work injury claim is to get in touch with a legal advisor for free on 0800 234 6438.

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  1. What are the legal duties of your employer?
  2. Does claiming put your job at risk?
  3. Will my employer be left out-of-pocket?
  4. What should you do after an accident at work?
  5. What does work accident compensation cover?
  6. What if the accident was partly your fault?
  7. How long do you have to start a work accident claim?
  8. Can you claim for an industrial disease or longer term illnesses?
  9. How-much-compensation-could-you-receive?
  10. Are-you-entitled-to-statutory-sick-pay?

What are the legal duties of your employer?

By law, all employers are legally required to make sure your working environment is as safe as possible. As part of this, they should provide you with the training and safety equipment you need for your role. They should also carry out regular risk assessments and take steps to avoid accidents from happening.

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 sets out rules which employers should follow to reduce the chances of accidents happening. For example, the very basics of this includes:

If your employer has failed to follow these regulations, then it’s likely you can seek help to make a claim

What are the legal duties of your employer?

By law, all employers are legally required to make sure your working environment is as safe as possible. As part of this, they should provide you with the training and safety equipment you need for your role. They should also carry out regular risk assessments and take steps to avoid accidents from happening.

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 sets out rules which employers should follow to reduce the chances of accidents happening. For example, the very basics of this includes:

If your employer has failed to follow these regulations, then it’s likely you can seek help to make a claim