To qualify for work accident compensation, the injury must have happened while at work. Whether you are a gardener, hairdresser, chef, waiter, retail store worker, cleaner or office professional, you do qualify to claim personal injury compensation should an accident occur.You can claim compensation at no cost to you. If your claim is successful, you will keep 100% of the compensation awarded to you.
You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and financial losses, including loss of earnings. Your employer must, by law, have insurance to cover this. Your employer has a duty of care to enable you to do your job safely. This includes providing a safe working environment, proper training, protective equipment and the regular maintenance of machinery.
Injury or illness in the workplace may come about by:
- Poor or faulty access to a building
- Hazardous wiring
- Faulty equipment, desks, chairs, flooring, shelves, scaffolding, and machinery
- Insufficient training (for example with operating machinery or lifting)
- Having insufficient time to recover from illness
- Failure to clear objects from pathways or clean up spills.
There are many other circumstances in which you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
Give Your Case Best Chance of Success
To give your case the best chance of success it is good if you have:
- Noted down the details of your accident including:
- Date of accident
- Time of accident
- Location of accident
- Cause of accident
- Details of witnesses
- Logged the incident in your work’s accident book
- Taken photographs of your injury and where it took place
- Visited the doctor or hospital to seek medical advice.