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How do I make an accident at work claim?

If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident at work, and you are either sure it was your employer’s fault or you think it may have been your employer’s fault, how do you make a a claim? The first thing to do is take stock of the situation. Have you: ...

By |2023-08-29T09:31:00+01:00March 21st, 2021||

Can I be fired for making an accident at work claim?

The fear of this happening is sometimes enough to prevent people from pursuing an accident at work injury claim against their employers. As experienced accident at work accident claims solicitors, we at Mooneerams have every sympathy with would-be clients who are reluctant to make an employer’s liability claim for this ...

By |2023-08-29T09:29:32+01:00March 21st, 2021||

Can I claim for an accident at work caused by a work colleague?

Suppose you are injured in an accident at work because of a colleague’s carelessness. In that case, you can still claim compensation against your employer for your injuries and other losses, such as loss of earnings. This is because of a legal rule, or doctrine, called ‘vicarious liability, which means that an ...

By |2023-08-29T09:28:53+01:00March 21st, 2021||

What if the workplace accident was partly my fault?

In legal terms, we refer to being partly at fault for an accident as ‘contributory negligence’. A person who makes an accident at work claim (or any other type of claim) may have contributed to their accident because of contributory negligence. If so, it will reduce their compensation, but that ...

By |2023-08-29T09:28:11+01:00March 21st, 2021||

What types of injury are most common in accident at work claims?

There are many different ways in which accidents at work happen. Equally, the types of injury people suffer in work accidents vary. If the accident victim is fortunate, they will escape with minor injuries, such as sprains, minor cuts, or whiplash injuries. The less fortunate can suffer broken limbs, burns ...

By |2023-08-29T09:26:39+01:00March 21st, 2021||

Should I see a doctor straight after my accident?

As mentioned, your immediate concern after being injured in a workplace accident should always be to get your injuries checked by a medic. The first port of call will be the company’s designated first aider, which, by law, every company must have. If you were seriously injured, someone should take ...

By |2023-08-29T09:25:55+01:00March 21st, 2021||

What should I do if no-one saw my workplace accident?

Make it known to your work colleagues that you have suffered an accident at work and do so as soon after the accident as you reasonably can. It is essential to do this if you were working alone when the accident happened. Telling your colleagues about the accident will help ...

By |2023-08-29T09:25:20+01:00March 21st, 2021||

Do I need to report an accident at work?

If you get injured in an accident at work, the onus is on your employer to record the accident details in the company’s accident book. A business with over ten employees must keep an accident book and record workplace accidents. Most companies of whatever size usually maintain an accident book, ...

By |2023-08-29T09:24:43+01:00March 21st, 2021||
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