All employers have a duty to provide safe working condition for their staff and employers who ignore this are in breach of breaking the law. Even though this is the case, accidents at work are more common than anticipated, with employees often being unaware of the potential dangers of their work environment until an accidents at work actually happens. It is also important to remember that accidents can happen across a range of work places, from factories and construction sites to office based positions. Blackwater Law are specialists when it comes to dealing with accident at work compensation claims, so you can be sure that your claim is in safe hands.
Jason Brady and Anna Watson have a wealth of experience dealing with accident at work claims, so you can be sure that your claim is dealt with professionally and quickly. Clients are advised to fill in the employers official accident log when accidents occur so that this vital evidence is recorded. After this is done, you can file a work accident claim form against your employer. This process is established not only to protect both workers and employers, but also to ensure that both parties follow the correct regulations. Your employer, supervisor and other people in roles of authority within your workplace must keep records of:
- work-related deaths
- serious injuries
- needlestick injuries
- cases of diagnosed industrial disease
Certain ‘dangerous occurrences’; for instance near miss incidents such as scaffold collapses, explosions, escape of dangerous substances or biological agents.
Despite what many people think, making a claim for compensation against your employer will not have an impact on their financial position. All employers are required by law to take out an insurance policy which covers them against accident at work compensation claims. If your claim is successful, it will be your employer’s insurance company that will pay your compensation.
At Blackwater Law, our approach is professional and personal, so you can be sure to get the best service when you choose us as your work accident solicitors. We offer exceptional client service, which means you will have direct access to you team when you need it. We can either meet you in person, talk through your case over the phone or by email; whichever option suits you best. We will always keep you up to date with the progress of your work accident claim and explain the options available to you simply and clearly; which can let you make informed decisions.
If you would like to talk to Jason, Anna or one of the team to chat through your experiences and assess whether you would like to pursue a work accident compensation claim, call us or complete the online contact form and we will get back to you right away.
As with every claim process we start, your initial consultation will be free of charge and our specialist advice is offered on a no-win, no-fee basis.
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information about accident at work claims: Blackwater Law