If you fall ill, are injured and in extreme cases are left disabled by an accident at work that was not your fault then you could be entitled to claim industrial injury compensation from your employer. The law permits employees to make such claims against their employers because industrial accidents are usually caused by the employer’s negligence, which is in breach of their duty of care towards keeping employees safe.
Employers should make every effort to comply with their duty of care and this includes providing appropriate equipment such as gloves and goggles, but also means ensuring the accidents or near misses are recorded in accident books which will help prevent future accidents. If you are injured in an industrial accident that was all your fault then you will be unable to claim compensation, whereas if you are partially to blame then you can still make a claim but the amount awarded will be reduced to take into account your own negligence.
Industrial Injury Compensation
The amount of compensation you could be awarded for an industrial injury will depend on the degree of the employer’s negligence, the seriousness of the subsequent injuries, the guidelines set out by the government and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases. In addition to compensation for the physical injuries a claim can also be made for psychological injuries and other losses including (but not limited to) loss of income, medical expenditure and damage to property. These other losses can only be claimed back if they can be directly attributed to the accident.
In order to make a successful compensation claim for an industrial injury and any subsequent loss, you should appoint an experienced personal injury solicitor to work on your case. This work will be carried out on a no win no fee* basis (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA) and therefore you do not have to worry about huge legal bills regardless of whether your claim is successful or not.
You should however ensure that you appoint Personal Injury Claims Bradford within three years of the date of the industrial injury otherwise you may be barred from bringing a claim.
Industrial Injury Claim Lawyers Bradford
Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Our industrial injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call us on 01274354271, or if you wish to make an online enquiry please use our contact form.