Accident at Work

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… Read the Rest->

Accident At Work Claim

Working with personal injury specialists Your accident at work claim should always be handled by a professional lawyer specialising in personal injury claims. The right representation is extremely important to your case, and whilst it would be asking too much to expect a shoulder to cry on, you should make sure that you have a good relationship with the person or people handling your accident claim. The best way to create a healthy relationship is to balance contact. You don’t want to be calling every day because that quickly becomes irritating and they will start to make excuses to avoid you. On the other hand, you don’t want to cause delays by not providing the proper information or continuing to submit details late. There is already enough paperwork involved in filing an accident at work claim without causing more lag! This is especially true when the other party tries to drag out your claim and the process for as long as possible in the hope you’ll give up. That is one of the many reasons why it’s important to have your accident claim lawyers completely on your side and rooting for you. They have other incentives, but working on a… Read the Rest->