Your employer has a legal duty to protect you whilst at work.
They have to ensure that you are provided with a safe place to work, that any machinery is safe to use, that you receive full training and you are provided with equipment to carry out your work as safely as possible.
If you are involved in an accident which may have been caused as a result of a breach in their duty, you may therefore be able to claim compensation.
Injuries vary from minor muscular strains and broken bones to more serious injuries involving amputations; post traumatic stress, spinal injuries, dermatitis, occupational asthma, vibration white finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and head injuries. In addition there are often many financial implications arising from being involved in an accident which include loss of earnings, treatment costs, care costs, etc.
Accidents in Public Places
Local authorities, shops, restaurateurs and owners of offices etc. all have a duty to make sure you are safe whilst visiting their premises.
This duty often extends to the outside of the premises, to include pavements and highways.
If you are involved in an accident and have received medical treatment then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
For further information please contact Nick Grant.
For support on medical records please visit: http://www.medicalrecordsuk.co.uk