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Injury at Work

In order to claim for an injury at work, it is essential to gather some strong evidences regarding the injuries faced as a result of some working practice or accident at your workplace. These evidences can be in the form of ambulance attendance, previous same incidents, employer’s logs and witnesses. Also, it needs to be proved that these injuries were the employer’s fault, though it depends on the personal injury solicitor to present all the evidence in front of the court. Employers who are unwilling to alter any systems or practices and accept the liabilities for their employee’s injuries will definitely face stiffer penalties.

Some of the common injury at work faced by the employees and workers include back injuries, injure hands and hernia. Cases that include such injuries are usually convenient to settle because the compensation claim levels will be known and agreed by both the parties. Problems regarding delays take place when one party disagrees regarding the compensation amount to be given. Injury at work compensations are without any means among the most regular kind of personal injury compensation. It is far more expensive for any employer to pay the compensation claim to their employees rather than setting up safety and security systems at the workplace.

In order to get the accurate amount of compensation claim for the injuries suffered, it is wise to consider taking some steps including:

  • Taking pictures of the incident
  • Taking photos of the injuries
  • Taking the names and contact details of the eye witnesses
  • Reporting or filing the case against the responsible party as soon as possible

It is wise on the part of the sufferer to file the personal injury case within a period of three years in order to achieve due compensation amount.

An employer should provide the following things to his employees in order to eliminate the risk of facing any injury at work:

  • Safe and secure environment
  • Competent staff
  • Safe method to carry out the work operations
  • Suitable equipment and material

Also, it is the duty of the employer to provide the employees with suitable and safe equipment and tools with which to perform their work and adequate training about how to use these equipments. It is also important that the employer closely inspects the working of the tasks and ensures that the equipments and machines are handled with care and under proper supervision.

Mrs A was a cook at a large hospital, she was injured when she tripped on a piece of vinyl flooring which had become raised. She suffered a soft tissue knee injury that brought forward pre-existing arthritis by 3 years and she was awarded £4,300.00 within 9 months of instructing Cooks.
"I was kept informed at every step by my Solicitor. A First Class service."
Mrs A of Coventry