If you’ve been injured at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to claim accident at work compensation. Your employer has a duty of care and should ensure your working environment is safe and that you have access to appropriate PPE and other equipment.
Employment issues with accident at work claims
Our legal team can also assist on employment law issues that may have arisen as a result of your accident at work. If you are dismissed or suffer a “detriment” because you have reported a health and safety issue, or bring a claim for personal injury, you may also have an employment claim.
RIDDOR: Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013
Employers, the self-employed and individuals in control of work premises are responsible persons for the purpose of “Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences” under the regulations and are responsible for submitting reports to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
Members of the public, injured persons and their representatives are unfortunately unable to use the RIDDOR reporting system. If someone has died or has been injured due to a work-related accident then this may have to be reported. Not all accidents need to be reported only those that are work related and fall within a specific type.