No matter how many precautions are put in place to prevent accidents in the workplace, these accidents can, and do, happen all the time. Employers are legally responsible for the welfare and safety of their employees, as well as people who visit their premises. This means that businesses have to ensure that they meet health and safety guidelines, since a failure to do so can result in severe consequences. If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work, then, it’s important that you know whether or not you’re qualified to enter a claim.
Failing to Meet Regulations
If you believe that your employer’s failure to meet their responsibilities regarding health and safety regulations in the workplace led to your accident, you may be able to receive compensation by making a claim. You’ll have to be able to prove that your injury was the result of negligence on the part of your employer, however – solicitors can help you handle your claim, as they’re trained to compile the necessary evidence and present it to the other party.
Due to the importance of claims such as these, therefore, you should always seek professional help, as you may miss details vital to build your case otherwise.
Can You File a Claim?
You may have a valid foundation to claim compensation for a work accident if you’re injured due to a variety of reasons. Usually, they tend to revolve around non-adherence to health and safety regulations, but they also include slips and falls, dangerous practices in the workplace, negligence on the part of co-workers, assault at work and much more. You can file a claim based on a large range of situations, so talk to a professional to know whether you should indeed go ahead with the process – or to ensure that the filing of the claim is done correctly.
The law in the UK is clear. You typically have three years to file a claim for a workplace injury, meaning that court proceedings should begin within that time or you risk losing your right to compensation. Although the court may decide to extend this time period, depending on individual circumstances, this is not usual, so keep it in mind when you’re thinking about making a claim.
Our specialised professionals here at AYB Law are fully trained in dealing with workplace injuries claims, so our years of experience can certainly help you – while ensuring your claim is always filed in a timely manner. If you wish to learn more about the benefits of engaging the services of a solicitor, or about exactly what we can offer you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today on 0800 0443 495.