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Establishing fault for accident at work claim

Is your employer at fault for your accident at work?

If you are seeking compensation for accident at work, you will most likely have read about the need to establish ‘fault’.

Employees are not automatically entitled to compensation after suffering an accident in the workplace. In order to bring a successful claim you must prove that:

  • The injury was caused due to no fault of your own
  • The defendant is legally responsible for causing the accident without any doubt

However, it is not unusual to be unsure whether your employer would legally be considered at fault for an accident.

How can you establish fault for a work injury claim?

Who is at fault for an accident can always vary depending on the individual circumstances.

Despite this, there are some common questions which can be asked to establish who is at fault for an accident at work.

Was any machinery or equipment used faulty?

Your employer has a duty to ensure that any machinery you use in the workplace is properly maintained and in working order.

If you have suffered an injury caused by faulty or poorly maintained machinery or equipment, your employer could be at fault for the accident.

For example, if a worker has suffered a crush type injury due to a missing or inadequate safety guard, they could be entitled to compensation for the injuries.

Did you receive the proper training?

An employer can be at fault for an accident if the proper training has not been provided. This can include manual handling injuries or machine operators sustaining injuries due to a lack of training on a certain machine.

If you have received no training or you feel the training provided was inadequate, you may be entitled to make a successful claim for compensation.

At Your Accident at Work Claims, our experienced work accident solicitors can discuss the circumstances of your accident and quickly provide advice on whether you could be entitled to make a claim.

Were you provided with the correct safety equipment?

Personal protective equipment includes a wide range of items to protect you at work. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure you have the right equipment in a good condition.

If you have suffered an injury at work because the equipment provide wasn’t suitable (or you weren’t provided any equipment at all) you could be entitled to make a claim.

Receiving the compensation you deserve with Your Accident at Work Claims

When you talk to the experts at Your Accident at Work Claims, you can quickly discover whether you may be entitled to make a successful accident at work claim.

Our experienced solicitors will discuss the circumstances of your injury with you and answer any questions you may have on the process of making a claim.

If you decide to bring a claim with us, you will have a legal expert dedicated to your case who will fight to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.

To talk to a member of our specialist legal team today, call us now on 0800 01 54321.

Or, if you’d prefer to arrange a call back with a member of our team, complete our quick online contact form here.

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