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Claiming Compensation for an Accident at Work

If you have been injured in an accident at work, which wasn’t your fault, you can make a claim for compensation.

You can claim compensation for a number of things including loss of earnings and pain and suffering which were caused as a result of the us

All employers have a duty of care to ensure a safe working environment and safe working practices for their employees. This includes carrying out risk assessments and providing the right tools for the job as well as the correct safety equipment.

If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence you can make a claim for compensation.

Claiming compensation for a work accident

We are specialists in claiming compensation for workers injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Contact us to discuss you claim and we will assess the circumstances of the accident and tell you the likelihood of making a successful claim. 

In the process of making a claim we will gather all the necessary evidence including medical evidence from your Doctor or hospital. We may also inspect the circumstances of the accident, possibly including the location and interview any witnesses to the accident.

If I claim compensation from my employer, can they dismiss me?

This is the most common question we are asked about work accident claims. Some people are concerned that claiming against their employer may endanger their job.

It is important to remember that employers are required to take out Employers Liability Insurance to insure themselves against accidents in the workplace. In the majority of cases it will be the insurers who pay out the compensation and not the employer directly.

Your employer cannot lawfully dismiss you simply for making a claim for compensation against them. Employment laws exist to protect you against this type of action.

If you have any questions about this, or making a claim for compensation on general, please contact us for more information. See also our Accident Claims FAQ page for more information.