Work Accident Compensation

If you’ve had an accident at work, it’s time to look into compensation and whether it applies to your situation.

Here at WorkAccidentCompensation.co, we aim to offer clear impartial advice to cover all work-related accident compensation situations and provide news, views and reviews on the topic. If you’re looking more generally for a personal injury lawyer or generic compensation claim, we provide information about what you need to know.

Please be aware that we are not lawyers and this site is run by citizens trying to help others make sense of the complicated area of accident compensation.

The law is complex and varied, and lawyers and solicitors can be tricky to deal with, especially if you don’t know much about compensation laws where you live. We want to help you get back on track and get the work accident compensation you deserve.

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Whiplash Compensation

Whiplash accident claims

Whiplash compensation may form part of your work accident compensation claim if your job involves driving a vehicle. Even if whiplash compensation is something you’re looking to seek outside of a work compensation claim, this article should provide some useful information for you.

Whiplash at work compensation

These kinds of personal injury claims are not always straightforward as in the majority of cases there is also another party involved rather than being a direct case between you and your employer. You will need to review your work contract and see what is covered in addition to organising the paperwork for the insurance and working with your employer and any relevant colleagues who were also involved or witnessed the event.

Whiplash compensation

In general, you stand a good chance of being successful when you make a whiplash compensation claim. This is because whiplash injuries are hard to prove and the result is usually that the benefit of the doubt is given. However, you should be careful to abide by your state or country’s laws and be careful to only make a claim if you feel it is justified. Don’t be talked into making a claim by pushy personal injury lawyers, particularly if you have doubts.

On the other hand, whiplash injuries can cause a lot of pain and stress, particularly if your job or your location mean you are dependent on a car. Even being a passenger can be a painful experience, particularly if you are also dealing with the shock and psychological trauma of being in a car accident, no matter how slight. This is why that whiplash compensation is more than deserved in accident situations.

Remember that claiming whiplash compensation is just as complex a process as claiming other types of personal injury compensation and should not be undertaken lightly. It can cause more stress than it is worth, so think carefully before giving the go ahead for personal injury lawyers or solicitors to undertake your case.

Work Accidents

Understanding Work Accidents – A Guide For Beginners

‘Had an accident at work? Then you may be entitled to compensation…’ most of us have probably seen those adverts on television and smiled a little whilst viewing actors tripping over strapping, slipping on wet floors or falling off ladders – but for those who have actually suffered an accident at work there is nothing for them to smile about.

A work accident, also known as an occupational accident, is a ‘discrete occurrence in the course of work which leads to physical or mental harm’. The phrase ‘in the course of work’ means during the course of work or at work (even if the accident happens off the company’s premises or even if it is caused by third parties) as long as the employee is engaged in an economic activity, or at work or carrying on the business of the employer.

Approximately one million people in the UK suffer some type of injury or accident in the workplace each year and it appears that many could easily be avoided and it is essential that that the employer provides a duty of care in order to protect his/her workers. An accident at work may range from those that appear to be initially minor up to industrial disasters and all should be reported as soon as possible according to Health and Safety regulations.

Many accidents at work are caused whilst lifting or carrying stock, equipment or tools which need to be moved from place to place. Correct training should be provided by the employer to avoid injuries or accidents which can affect the back, neck, arms or legs.

Falling from a height is the cause of the highest fatality rates in Europe so those workers employed as decorators, window cleaners, telephone engineers and construction workers need to be correctly trained and have secure equipment to avoid any accident at work.

Drivers can offer experience accidents at work so it is imperative they use safe vehicles and take regular breaks.

Slips and trips are fairly common causes of accidents at work and can result in strains, torn tendons/ muscles or fractured/ broken bones and once again these can often be avoided if the employer abides by the Health and Safety rules and ensures that all the staff are fully trained and made aware of potential hazards in the workplace.

Burns can be another result of an accident at work and can be caused by live electrical currents or through fire or by using hot kitchen equipment or boiling water.

Many office workers, drivers and IT employees spend hours a day sitting down whilst working so employers should ensure that their staff avoid neck/ back pain by providing well-designed work stations and making sure they take regular breaks. Repetitive Strain Injury can also be a cause of a work accident and those who may suffer can include typists, factory workers and drivers.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect any employee at any time leaving them emotional or highly stressed and is often a reaction to an event such as a driver being involved in a road traffic accident, a factory worker being exposed to hazardous substances, a bank or post office worker witnessing an armed robbery or a miner being a victim of a disaster.

Outlined above are just a few of the injuries that can occur in the workplace so one should always report accidents at work however minor they might seem at the time!