What is an accident at work?
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that all employees work in a safe manner, in a safe environment, and with the appropriate level of protective equipment. An accident at work is an injury caused by an accident as a result of your employer’s negligence to their duty of care.
Although accidents cannot be fully prevented, it is up to your employer to take the necessary steps to reduce the possibility of accidents happening in your workplace. For example your employer needs to make sure spillages are cleaned up or have the appropriate signage to warn others of a wet surface. If they don’t and you slip and injure yourself, they are actually responsible for your injury, even though you were the one who slipped.
If your employer compromises your safety and you are injured as a result of your accident at work, then we are here to help you with your claim.