Archive | June 2012

Accident At Work

Every employer has a duty to ensure a safe workplace for their employees. Government regulations such as e.g. The Health & Safety at Work Act were introduced to impose a duty of care upon the employers. All employers in the UK by law must have liability insurance. Any claim that you may bring against them will be borne by the insurance company of your employer rather than themselves.

If you have suffered an injury at work and your employer is to blame then it is your right to seek compensation due to negligence.There are many types of accidents at work such as:

  • Slip, trip or fall
  • Accidents due to insufficient training
  • Machinery related accidents
  • Lifting accident
  • Defects in equipment
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Defective protective or safety equipment
  • Asbestos related disease
  • Industrial disease
  • Construction and scaffolding accidents
  • Injury due to acts of fellow workers

However if it is proven that the accident was partly your fault. The claim in these circumstances may be reduced in proportion to the extent to which you are held to be responsible and is referred to as Contributory Negligence.Accidents at work result from slips, trips or falls including falls from height. Causes can be due to defective floor surfaces, trailing cables, obstructions and unsafe working practices.

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