Injured in a work-related accident?
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Personal injury claims require a party to be at fault for causing your injury. In work related accident claims, this is normally your employer. Of course, many employers are genuinely upset when a member of their staff sustains an injury or an illness due to negligence in their duty of care as they have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which to work.
There are various different types of accidents or injury at work and some of the more common types are: slips and falls, manual labour or operating heavy machinery.
If an employer is in breach of their duty of care, and you are injured or contract an illness as a result, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Note that any claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident otherwise the claim becomes statute barred meaning- you are out of time and no longer able to claim for compensation.
If you are in the unfortunate position of suffering an accident or illness at work, ensure to:
- Record any injury in the “accident report” book
- Check your contract of employment for sick or accident pay
- Seek professional legal advice.