We all have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. However, accidents still can happen in the workplace.
While it is almost impossible to completely prevent them from happening, employers are under a legal duty to protect employees.
Your employer is responsible for ensuring that health and safety laws are complied with, for providing a safe system of work, safe and appropriate equipment, as well as proper and effective training.
If your employer fails to comply with these requirements and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be entitled to make an accident at work compensation claim.
Can I Claim For An Accident At Work?
If you’ve been injured in an accident work that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Even if the accident was your fault, it’s still worth seeking legal advice as, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to make a claim.
What Types Of Accidents At Work Can I Claim For?
There are many types of accidents at work you can claim for, including:
- Slips and trips
- Musculoskeletal injuries such as back and joint injuries
- Cuts and burns
- Serious injuries and fatalities
What Can I Claim For After An Accident At Work?
When filing a claim for an accident at work, there are several types of compensation you may be eligible to claim, depending on the circumstances of your accident and the extent of your injuries.
These can include:
- Medical Expenses: This covers costs for any medical treatment you received due to the accident, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical care related to your injuries.
- Lost Wages: If the injury caused you to miss work, you can claim compensation for lost income. This includes not only the wages you would have earned during the time you were absent but also any potential loss of future earnings if your ability to work is affected in the long term.
- Pain and Suffering: This refers to compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress you suffered due to the accident. Calculating pain and suffering can be complex and often depends on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your quality of life.
- Rehabilitation Costs: If you need rehabilitation to recover from your injuries, you can claim the costs of these services. This can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or any other forms of rehabilitation recommended by a medical professional.
- Loss of Amenities: If your injuries prevent you from enjoying hobbies or activities you previously engaged in, you may be entitled to compensation for this loss.
- Home or Vehicle Modifications: If your injuries require you to modify your home or vehicle (such as installing wheelchair ramps or special equipment), these costs can be included in your claim.
- Travel Expenses: You can claim for the cost of travel to and from medical appointments or therapies related to your injury.
- Care Claims: If you require assistance with daily activities, either temporarily or permanently, the cost of care can be included in your claim. This can cover professional care or compensation for family members who have had to reduce their work hours to care for you.
How Can Our Accident At Work Solicitors Help?
If you have suffered an injury at work, get in touch to speak to our accident at work solicitors.
Our friendly and helpful team will be able to advise you on whether or not you have a case.
We can then help you make an accident at work claim and support you throughout the process.