If you have suffered an injury at work due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.
Cute Injury is a claims company dedicated to providing a high level of service to ensure your accident at work claim is successful and you get the compensation you are entitled to. We work on a No Win No Fee* basis – so that you get all the compensation you are entitled to.
Accidents at work, or cases of employment-related ill health, are worryingly commonplace. In most cases, injuries are caused that can have a financial and psychological effect on the victim. If the incident was caused either by an individual or the employer’s negligence then Cute Injury can help you make a claim for the compensation you are entitled to.
Working with Cute Injury on a No Win No Fee* basis provides peace of mind knowing your claim is in the hands of a respected and professional accident at work claims solicitor, allowing you to focus solely on rehabilitation and recovery.
Why make an accident at work compensation claim?
All employers are required to carry out regular risk assessments and health and safety evaluations. If they have neglected to do this and you have become injured as a result, an accident at work solicitor will not only help you claim for compensation, but also ensure the employer is made fully aware of their responsibilities – which will ensure your colleagues are protected from suffering a similar injury.
Accident at work claims can be made for a variety of different injuries and issues, including:
Major injuries e.g. broken arm or ribs
Dangerous incidents e.g. the collapse of scaffolding, people overcome by gas
Any other injury that stops an employee from doing their normal work for more than three days
How to report an accident at work
An employer has a duty to protect their employees. To do this, they must correctly provide information regarding health and safety in the work place. Employers also have a legal responsibility to report certain accident and incidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences. Here you will find information which will assist you in reporting an accident at work.
What should be reported?
Not all accidents in the work place need to be reported, however they should all be recorded in an ‘accident book’.
Injuries – The ‘Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013’ (RIDDOR) states that certain accidents that occur must be reported. Some examples of these are as follows:
– Fractures (excluding fingers and toes)
– Loss of sight or reduction in sight
– Crushing injuries to the head or body
– Serious burns
– Loss of consciousness
Accidents that result in an employee being unable to work for more than seven consecutive days must also be reported. When an employee cannot work for more than three consecutive days, accidents do not have to be reported, but must be recorded in the company accident book.
It is not only accidents and incidents that happen to employees that need to be reported. If a member of the public (non-worker) is injured and taken to hospital for treatment as a result of an accident or incident, this must also be reported.
Occupational Diseases – The following occupational diseases must be reported, as they are likely to have been caused or made worse by factors in the workplace.
– Severe cramp of hands or arms
– Hand-arm syndrome (Vibration White Finger)
– Any occupational cancer
– Any disease that is connected to an exposure to a biological agent in the work place
Dangerous Occurrences – These are what can be described as ‘near-miss events’. Not all of these occurrences need to be reported. The following are some examples of those that do:
– The collapse, overturning or failure of load-bearing parts of lifts and lifting equipment
– Plant or equipment that comes into contact with overhead power lines
– The accidental release of a substance which could cause injury to an individual
Gas Incidents – These are incidents where someone has died, lost consciousness or been taken to hospital as a result of exposure to gas. These incidents must be reported.
How to record an accident at work
As mentioned above, every accident and injury (no matter how minor) at work must be recorded in an ‘accident book’. All companies must keep an accident book. There are two main benefits of keeping an accident book, which are:
- It provides an employee with a useful record of what happened. This can also be used if said employee needs to make a claim.
- It helps the employer see what is going wrong in the workplace, allowing them to make changes to prevent the same accidents happening again.
If the accident or incident that has happened meets the criteria noted above and needs to be reported, they way to do this is to report online. An individual that is responsible for reporting injuries can complete the appropriate online report form, which will then be submitted to the RIDDOR database. These report forms can be found at www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/report.
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How much compensation could I claim for an accident at work?
One of the first questions that may be on your mind right now if you have suffered an injury at work is: how much compensation could I be entitled to?
The answer to that question is never a simple one, as it depends on a lot of different factors. For instance, the severity of your injury and how much it has impacted your earnings as well as your day-to-day life will influence the compensation payout.
Other factors like costs of treatment and any expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury will also be taken into account, so as you can see the amount you may be awarded in compensation is not always particularly straightforward.
How to make an accident at work compensation claim
If you have suffered an injury at work following an accident that wasn’t your fault, then get in touch with Cute Injury today to learn more about how we can help you make a claim for compensation.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer, then it is your right that you be compensated – particularly if your injury has impacted your quality of life and/or cost you money.
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