1. One of those things is that employers are obliged to ensure that workplace is safe for their employees and to ensure that the risk of accidents is kept to a minimum. All employers should also have an overall safety program. If you have doubts about the safetiness at your work and you didn't take safety course, speak to your boss.
2. Most work accidents are as a result of slips and falls on work premises or injuries sustained whilst handling heavy items. A certain amount of claims arise out of injuries caused by defective and dangerous equipment or because of fundamentally dangerous work processes often associated with a lack of proper supervision and training.
2. What can you do when the accident happens to you? It must be reported to either a supervisor or the member of staff responsible for health and safety. An entry must then be made in the ‘accident book'. Employers are obliged by law to keep an accident book and to ensure all reported accidents are entered in it.
3. You should of course also seek immediate treatment from the nominated first aider who will then assess if you require hospital treatment.
4. The next step is to fill in one of the forms named accident at work compensation claim or injury at work compensation claim. Within 24 hours one of solicitors will surely contact you to fully assess your claim. Those solicitors usually specialise not only in accident at work compensation claims but also in stress at work claims, trips compensation claims, road traffic accident claims or animal injury claims.
5. If your accident at work was within the last 3 years and it can be proven that your employer has breached any of the duties owed to you then it is possible to make a claim for compensation. Damages based on your injury and other factors such as lost income may be successfuly awarded.
6. To find out if you can claim compensation after the accident call a compensation claim information
or read a compensation guide