As a worker, you are entitled to a safe work environment and safe systems of work. These laws are in place to protect you from accidents at work. If you have been injured while working, you could be entitled to compensation if you can prove that accident was someone else’s fault such as your employer or a fellow employee. Accidents at work include falls from heights, slips and trips, use of unsuitable equipment for a job. If you make a compensation claim, you could be entitled to recover your costs such as medical bills and loss of earnings.
What to do if involved in an accident at work?
If you can, bring the accident to the attention of your manager or fellow employees and request that they note exactly what happened.
Who pays the compensation if you’re injured at work?
Generally the compensation will be paid for by your employer’s insurance company if they have insurance in place. Your employer should have employer’s liability insurance to cover an employee getting injured at work.
Why Irwin Solicitors?
We have extensive experience in advising clients of their options, bringing an accident or personal injury compensation claim on their behalf and achieving a successful outcome.