Work Accident Compensation Claim

Making a work accident claim is not difficult when you know how to go about it, which is where we come in.

You will need to provide some background information about your accident at work and a work accident compensation claim company will then connect you with the best work accident lawyer for your particular situation. You should always get in contact with lawyers who work on a no win no free basis too.

Work compensation is the legal submission of a claim for compensation following a work injury.

This is usually done through a legal channel since industrial insurance companies work very hard to pay as little as possible for work place injuries.

Work place injuries are very common however not all work place injuries are worthy of compensation. A standard paper cut that heals without complication is an example of an injury that is not worthy of compensation. An example of a work injury that does merit compensation would be a back injury that is a direct result of neglect on behalf of the employer to provide a safe working environment and also adequate safety training.  Employers have a responsibility to each of their employees.

That responsibility includes providing a work environment that is free of hazards. Employers are also responsible for supplying proper safety equipment so that employees can safely perform their job function.

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What are the Common Causes?

The causes of work accidents are various, however some are unique to certain jobs while others can be categorized by industry. The cause may be as simply someone leaving a drawer open or failing to repair damage to a roof with the result of water leaking onto a dark stairway. Other injury can develop over time, and are usually consider industrial illnesses, such as repetitive strain injury, or industrial deafness.

The important aspects to remember about work accident causes is the relationship between a worker and an employer as the employer has a responsibility to protect their workers. This translates into legal language as a care of duty. If the employer fails to meet their reasonable care or duty to protect their workers, and an injury occurs then the employer has a legal responsibility for this injury. This means that a claim can be filed. (more…)

Work Accident – Lady Loses Her Fingers

A Packaging Company Was Charged After a Female Worker Severed Her Fingers.

A worker from an encasing company has lost a couple of fingers in a work-related accident, Health and Safety Executive has filed a law suit against the company that is based in Greater Manchester.

The fifty year old woman from the town of Golborne in Wigan identified as Karen Schoelzel who at that time of the accident was employed at Arrow Flexible Packaging Limited. She was trying to change the rubber insert on a specific equipment made to clip handles into synthetic bags.

Her left hand was caught on the process when the machine unexpectedly began to function. Her long finger was lopped just above the major knuckle, but the forefinger was totally cut off from her hand.

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Health and Safety Executive conducted an inquiry and they found out that the workers do not disconnect the machine before changing the rubber inserts and that the parts of the equipment that usually moves have no safety barriers to restrict access.

However, Health and Safety Executive have documented that the equipment’s operating knobs were not appropriate and would have been accidentally switched on, yet no conclusive evidence was gathered to explain how the equipment set off.

The Magistrates’ Court at Trafford penalized the company Arrow Flexible Packaging Limited in Clarence St, Golborne for ₤1,000 for court fees and other expenses and an amount of ₤3,500 thereafter confessing a violation of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Although the victom won a successful work accident compensation claim, it still leaves her with a terrible injury to live with.

Nearly 5,000 individuals working in the fabrication industry have experienced a severe work-related injury a year ago; the majority of them would be eligible to file an accident at work compensation claim.