Claims Advice – Accidents in the Workplace
Accident at work?
Have you had an injury at work? Have you been hurt?
Please contact us so that we can advise you on the process.
If an accident happened at work, it should be recorded in an accident book. If your workplace does not have an accident book, you should write out brief details of the accident and injuries, send them to your employer and keep a copy. Your contract may say that you have to report an injury at work to your employer.
The legal duty of an employer is to minimize any risks to the safety of employees by taking reasonable care for the health and safety of an employee.
Busy workplaces can be a danger zone for accidents. If you have been involved in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to claim for compensation if it can be shown that your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence, breach of statutory duty or breach of contract.
If a work colleague’s actions contributed to a workplace accident that caused you injury, the employer may still be responsible.
Machinery at work
Many factors can contribute to accidents involving machinery in the workplace. Poorly maintained equipment or insufficient training for staff are just two examples of circumstances that may result in a workplace accident.
Lifting at work
An employer has an obligation to provide adequate training or proper manual handling equipment.
An employer is obliged to provide a safe system of work for employees.
Dangerous Conditions in the Workplace
An employer is responsible for providing a safe, hazard-free workplace environment for all employees.