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Advice On Claiming Compensation In The Workplace


Please remember that you have an obligation to make your employer aware of any accidents, which occur whilst at work. This information should be properly recorded in the Accident Book. Please note, your employer cannot terminate your employment if you make a claim for compensation. If you are in any doubt or concerned over this, we recommend that you consult us immediately.

Are you an employer? Are you self-employed? Are you responsible for work premises under RIDDOR? You need to report some types of work-related accidents and accident at work, diseases and dangerous occurrences.

Reporting an accident at work at work is a legal requirement. The Reporting of Diseases, Injuries, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations - 1995.

The following must be reported:

  • Member of the public, taken to hospital
  • Dangerous occurrences
  • Major injuries
  • Work related / industrial disease
  • Any injury more than 3 days.
  • Death
  • Timescales for reporting incidents?
  • All timescales for reporting accident at work vary. This mainly depends on the following
  • Any dangerous occurrences should be reported straight away

Immediately after a doctor has diagnosed a work related disease.

Any injury more than 3-days should be reported within 10 days.

Death or major injuries need to be reported immediately

Have you suffered an accident at work? If so, you may well be able to claim compensation from your employer's insurance company.

Work injury can be defined as any accident at work that could have been avoided. And if the work injury were not your fault, you're entitled to reasonable financial compensation.

Our solicitors, who are all fully qualified members of The Law Society panel of personal injury experts.

We offer free advice on claims for accidents at work including:

  • Exposure to avoidable health risks causing accidents at work
  • Lack of safety equipment causing accidents at work
  • Exposure to unnecessary hazards or health risk causing accidents at work
  • Faulty machinery causing accidents at work
  • Poorly maintained machinery causing accident at work
  • Unsafe working conditions causing accidents at work
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