As an employee, you should be safe in the knowledge that your employer has a legal requirement to protect you from accidents at work, which can include slips or trips, lifting injuries, accidents due to faulty equipment, or inadequate training and accidents caused by other employees.
Employers legally have to adhere to strict health and safety policies and must have an insurance policy in place for claims where employees have been injured. Injuries caused by accidents at work can vary from minor lacerations and broken bones to amputations and in some cases, a fatality.
A work related illness or injury can have a huge effect on you and your family; compensation can help to relieve some of the financial stress, which can include:
Repayment for any lost earnings or future loss of earnings due to time off work
Payment for private medical treatment to help on the road to a quick recovery
Repay you for any expenses that you would not have otherwise had to pay, such as the cost of travel to hospital appointments
If you have been injured at work, you could be entitled to compensation. Compensation should also be sought as a reflection of the fact that you have suffered pain and injury from your employer’s negligence. We utilise a wealth of knowledge, skills and resources to take an assertive stance in advocating for your best interests.