Did you know that the average person will spend roughly 85,000 hours of their life at work? During that time, the reality is that many people will have an accident whilst at work and sustain an injury through no fault of their own. Such accidents will have physical and potentially psychological repercussions, but also financial repercussions in the form of lost earnings, treatment costs and potential losses in the future.
The Health and Safety Executive has recently published its latest statistics regarding accidents occurring in the workplace in 2022. There were a staggering 0.6 million workers sustaining a non-fatal injury in 2021/22. 123 workers were also killed a result of an accident occurring in the workplace. As a result, it is estimated that 36.8 million working days were lost due to work related ill-health or injury in the workplace.
If this is applicable to you, you may be entitled to claim compensation. All employers must have an insurance policy in place to deal with claims for compensation made against them and, if it transpires that your employer has failed in their duty of care towards you and you have sustained injury as a result, you may be able to make a claim.
If you have been involved in an accident at work and have sustained injury as a result, the first step is to ensure that the accident is recorded in the “Accident Book” to ensure that there is a contemporaneous record of the accident. Make sure you go and see your GP/local hospital about your injuries too. If you have incurred a loss of earnings, it is imperative to keep all of your wage slips to evidence your losses. If you are self-employed, your tax returns are key.
The process can seem daunting but, here at Farleys, we have an experienced and dedicated team who can assess your claim at no cost to you. What’s more, we deal with the majority of our claims on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. Contact us today on 0845 287 0939, by email, or through the online chat below.