If you have an accident at work, you may naturally have some concerns about making a claim. When it comes to working we tend to avoid ‘rocking the boat’. Making a claim against your employer might, on the face of it, seem like a big blunder.
So When Are Work Accident Compensation Claims OK?
Unlike with most personal injury claims, this is against someone you actually know and that you see on a daily basis; but this shouldn’t put you off. In actual fact it’s one of the main reasons to make a claim.
Firstly, it’s important to remember that your employer will have insurance in place to deal with cases like this and that any compensation you receive will not be coming straight out of your employer’s pocket.
Accidents do happen, despite our best efforts to avoid them, and in the aftermath it’s extremely important to look closely at where errors are made. The main point of a personal injury claim is to carefully review the cause of a problem and to determine the true cost of its consequences.
Through the process of a claim we can establish exactly what went wrong and how – this is directly in the interest of any employer. While it’s tempting to brush mistakes under the carpet it’s certainly not practical; in doing so we fail to fully address the nature of the problem and, in turn, full responsibility can’t be taken for it.
By seeking the appropriate cost for damages, including loss of earnings, the employer can then fully establish the seriousness of potential hazards in the work place and can then make a better informed decision about the correct health and safety procedures to implement.
While you might feel singled out, it’s important to remember that everyone is at risk. By taking the right steps, following an accident, you can help to protect your colleagues and prevent further injuries as well as further damages to your employer.
If you would like to talk to us about work accident compensation claims, please call 0161 785 3534.
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