If you have been injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to compensation. The standard time limit for starting a workplace accident claim is three years from the date you were injured; however there are certain exceptions such as defective work equipment and mental capacity.
You can claim whether you are working full time, part-time, a temporary employee or whether you are visiting the site. You may also be able to claim if the work place accident has made an existing injury worse.
The employer is legally responsible for the safety and welfare of their staff; this means they have a legal duty to ensure that every staff member is safe at work. This also means they have a legal duty to ensure that their employees are properly trained. Your employer must provide you with safe working systems and suitable protective equipment as well as minimise any health and safety risks.
Some valid claims for accidents at work that Fieldings Porter deal with include –
- Slipping and tripping accidents in the workplace
- Dangerous procedures or practices
- Using defective equipment
- Faulty or unsafe manual handling practices
- Other accidents such as: accidents whilst operating machinery and falling objects