What to do if you’ve had an accident at work.
An employer is required by law to provide safe working environments for their employees. There are health and safety regulations that must be adhered to, to reduce the occurrence of an accident at work.
If an employer has been negligent to his or her duties they are liable for the cause of an injury at work. Generally it must be proven that an employer has proved negligence in the work place but in some instances it is not necessary to prove negligence for an employee to be entitled to a accident in work compensation claim.
What to do if you have received an injury in work:
- Once the accident has occurred, report it as soon as possible to your employer or someone in authority.
- Get a medical checkup. It is beneficial for your case to have records of all injuries sustained. Some companies have insurance policies in place to cater for sick pay but the employer is not obliged to pay out while the employee is out of work. The loss of earnings are recovered at the conclusion of the employees’ case.
- It is advised that the employee does not sign any liability documents until they have spoken to a specialised personal injury solicitor.
- In the event that the employer attempts to dismiss the employee for proceeding with legal action for their work related injury, this action is in itself a case of unfair dismissal. The employer is entitled to take action in the Labour Courts for unfair dismissal.
If you have sustained an injury at work and want to make an injury at work claim we can help you to do so. Our specialist personal injury solicitors will focus entirely on your needs by providing expert representation to ensure that you receive maximum work accident compensation for your claim. We can provide facilities to assist recovery and we have access to some of the most expert medical consultants.
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