Accidents at Work Questions

 

Will I lose my job if I make a claim?

Many people hesitate when it comes to making a claim following an accident at work because they are fearful of the impact it may have on their day to day working life, but any personal injury solicitor will be able to offer reassurance, pointing out exactly what the legal ramifications of such a claim actually are.
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Can I make a claim for lost wages?

If you suffer an injury at work, and the accident which caused this injury came about due to your employers’ negligence, then you have every right to make a claim for compensation. The law states that your employer has a duty to ensure that your place of work is as safe as it possibly can be, and that they’ve taken every possible step to ensure that this is the case. If they’ve failed in this responsibility, then the injury which you’ve suffered is their fault, and they should expect to have to compensate you.
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Am I eligible for work accident compensation?

According to the law, employers are responsible for the safety of their workers whilst they are in the workplace. This is more than a general principle as it has been enshrined in various specific pieces of legislation.
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How do you calculate accident at work compensation?

Every year, according to the Labour Force Survey, nearly a quarter of a million people receive some form of injury while at work. Many of these injuries are minor, but tens of thousands of people find themselves badly hurt after a work-related accident. For these people, claiming compensation can help prevent financial hardship and go some way towards compensating for the pain and suffering caused by the accident. If you have an accident, you can claim for two different types of damages, ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’ but the amounts awarded for each will depend on individual circumstances.
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A machine at work malfunctioned; who is responsible?

Despite massive improvements in health and safety in the workplace, accidents at work are still common. The Health and Safety Executive suggests that each year over 110,000 people in the UK suffer some form of work related injury that leaves them off work, and British industry loses a total of nearly 5 million days each year because of workplace injuries, and a number of these are often caused by faulty equipment and machinery.
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