As the person who you work for, your employer has a duty to ensure that you are safe in your workplace however, there can be times when it is necessary to make a worker accident claim. These situations include when you are no longer feeling safe where you work and, as a result, you incur an injury which can leave you in pain and unable to do the job that brings you your income.
If ever your employer should jeopardise the safety that you should be able to experience by law, making a worker accident claim may be the right way to ensure that your employer is able to make changes that can allow your fellow colleagues to feel safe in the environment that they work in. Additionally, you can also ensure that you have compensation money which can allow you to finance your recovery before returning to work.
Ensuring that you get the compensation that you deserve is vitally important. This is because of the fact that this way, you have financial backing which can allow you to make a full recovery at home. Because of money pressures, many people find that they have to return to work early and before they are fully recovered. If anything, this can go on to worsen a person’s condition and can initiate a painful cycle.
Something which you need to consider is why the accident at work, that you experienced, may have happened. Were you using equipment which your employer didn’t fully train you on, meaning you were unsure on how to use it properly? Did you not have enough resources to conduct a job safely, not enough safety equipment in order to protect yourself in the event that something went wrong? If the answer is ‘yes’ in both of these instances, then you may find yourself unsurprised to learn that your employer was at fault and that in actuality, you are entitled to a significant amount of compensation because of your job accident injury.
A personal injury solicitor can ask you more questions which can allow both you and the legal professional who is representing you to get a better understanding of the situation which you have found yourself in. You would be able to find out how much you could be entitled to claim compensation should you proceed to win the case, learn more about the processes which should have been conducted in your working environment in order for you to remain safe, and learn what you need to request in order for you to be able to go about your job without feeling insecure.
The process of claiming compensation can be a new and challenging one. However, it is one that needs to be done before one of the colleagues you know and love experiences the same personal injury that you have done.