Accidents at Work Injuries Claims
Irrespective of the type of work that you do, the work environment can be extremely hazardous. Your employer is under a legal obligation to avoid accidents by making sure that your workplace and your system of working is safe. Your employer must also make sure that the people you work with are adequately trained for the job that they do so that they are not in danger of causing accidents involving themselves or their colleagues. Further, your employer is obliged to provide you with the right tools for the job. Injuries resulting from accidents at work caused by the employer failing in his duty of care, should enable claims for compensation to be made against the employer. Such claims for compensation should actually be paid, not by the employer, but by the employer's insurance company. It does not matter whether injuries from accidents at work are relatively minor or very serious, one should still be entitled to make claims for and to receive the appropriate compensation.
We understand that many employees are put off making claims against their employers following accidents resulting in personal injury for obvious reasons. Whether to make claims is clearly a matter for the individuals concerned and we would never attempt to persuade anyone to make claims. However, it is worth bearing in mind that employers should not be in a worse position financially as a result of any claims for personal injury compensation since the insurance company providing cover would make payment to settle any claims. Furthermore, it is sometimes the case that it is only when claims are made against an employer that safety issues are properly addressed thereby ensuring that the same kinds of accidents do not happen again to other employees. Finally, it should be remembered that it would be unlawful for any employer to discriminate against employees simply because they have made claims for compensation for personal injury whilst at work.
If, after thinking through all the issues involved you do wish to consider making claims against you employer for compensation for personal injury and other losses arising out of an accidents at the workplace or during the course of employment, providing accidents took place less than three years ago, Accident Aid for accidents at work claims will be happy to assist in your compensation claims. Accident Aid will also assist you in claims for compensation for any financial losses that you may suffer. These may include claims for loss of wages, clothing damage claims, claims for watches and jewellery that may be damaged. Out-of-pocket expenses such as the cost of travel to and from doctors and hospitals may also be the subject of clams. Claims may be made for prescription charges and claims for the cost of any medical after-care may be justified and compensation may be awarded for those items also. Extremely capable and experienced personal injury solicitors will handle your compensation claims. You should note that, to handle claims for compensation, we only instruct solicitors who are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and who are regulated by the Law Society. That is your assurance of the quality of the service that you will obtain through us. Accident Aid and the personal injury solicitors we instruct on your behalf will do everything possible to make sure that compensation claims are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will make sure that when your claims for personal injury compensation are settled you receive your award in full. You will not have to pay anything for your accident at work claims whether you win or lose your claims for compensation and there will be no deductions from any personal injury compensation claims award in your favour.