Inadequate Training Accident Compensation Claims

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If you have been injured as a result of inadequate training, you are entitled to claim compensation. In this article we look at how to know if you have a valid claim, and what’s involved in making one.

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Introduction

Employers and event organisers are legally obliged to assess the risks that their workplace or activity present. They must ensure that workers or participants are advised of the risks present and given sufficient and adequate training.

While most often associated with an accident at work, these claims can also arise from leisure activities or other events. Basically, anywhere that a group leader or organisation has failed to adequately train and prepare someone to be able to identify hazards and risks to health, and minimise the risk of being injured.

Inadequate training claims commonly relate to manual handling injuries, such as soft tissue and back injuries, lacerations or crushing injuries from using dangerous machinery or tools. In the more severe claims we see permanent consequences such as restricted mobility, scarring and psychological trauma.

Claims will succeed, and see the claimant obtain a compensation settlement, if it can be proven that an employer or other organisation has been negligent and failed to comply with their statutory duties in providing necessary training to staff.

Why claim compensation for your injuries?

Claiming personal injury compensation can help ease some of the problems you’ll experience and help in a number of ways:

  • It’s your legal right, and if successful will fairly compensate you for injuries that were not your fault
  • A successful claim could fund private medical treatment and rehabilitation therapies to speed your recovery
  • It can help you recover lost income now and in the future if you are prevented from working again
  • If an inadequate training accident has led to a fatality, loved ones can claim compensation for their loss

As all claims are made on a No Win No Fee basis, you will never be charged if your claim does not succeed. A successful claim will lead to a compensation settlement being made to you, with the value of the claim including any lost income and incurred costs as well as a settlement for the injuries and medical treatment that you have sustained.

How to know if you have been inadequately trained

In the majority of cases, inadequate training claims are made as a result of an injury suffered at work. In such cases, a claim will succeed if employer negligence can be proved. This includes instances where the employer has not provide sufficient training to use machinery or tools safely, or enabled staff to identify risks to health, for example. Therefore, they are deemed to have exposed someone to an injury that could have been avoided.

Employers must ensure:

  • That staff are provided with an adequate induction to the workplace. In safer workplaces such as an office, this should include fire safety training and basic manual handling. In more dangerous workplaces, such as a construction site, factory or engineering plant, training and guidance should be far more in-depth and specific to the risks of that particular workplace.
  • That staff are made aware of any protective personal equipment requirements.
  • That equipment is of sound working order and fit for purpose, by way of regular servicing and repair of the same.
  • That tools or machinery are only used by workers who have been trained or qualified to operate them.

Inadequate training claims relate to injuries that should have been avoided. It may seem obvious to many, but if an employee is tasked with a physical job such as lifting repeatedly, it is important that they are trained to lift safely and have manual handling training. If not, soft tissue injuries to the lower back are likely. If an employer fails to train someone to use machinery safely, the extent of an injury can be much more serious.

Any person who suffers an injury because of inadequate training is entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This applies to agency and temporary workers as well as full time staff. All have the same rights when it comes to accidents at work.

If you believe that your injuries were caused because of an inadequate training accident, you are likely to be able to hold your employer or activity organisers liable for your injuries and may well succeed with your claim for compensation. If this sounds like your situation, you should contact Direct2Compensation today to start your claim.

How Direct2Compensation can help

As with all claims for injury compensation, it is important to make sure that the details of your accident have been recorded properly within an accident book and that medical attention is sought for any injuries that you have sustained. If you haven’t done this already, we can help you to do so.

At Direct2Compensation we have the know-how to evaluate whether you were injured because of inadequate training and can tell you whether or not your claim is likely to succeed. Over the years we have successfully assisted many claimants and helped them to find the right specialist injury compensation solicitor to manage their claim.

We work with some of the best expert injury compensation solicitors in the UK.  With our easy to understand claims process and ability to handle your claim quickly, simply and transparently, there are many reasons that make us the right choice.

If you have suffered an injury at work and want to know if you can make a claim for compensation, contact us today. You can start your claim online or request a call back, and one of our expert team will be in touch to offer help. Alternatively, call us on 01225 430285.

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  • Alanna

    I am a sewing machinist & i make aeroplane seats. I was doing a new job without proper training. The leather was so thick like cardboard. As i was topstitching it i felt a ping go in my right wrist then there was another bit of top stitching. As i was doing that i felt a ping go at the back of my hand. I had a lot of pain & tingling in my fingers. After a few days it got worse. I then phoned the doctor & he said it was carpal tunnel. He signed me off for 2 weeks & said if it wasn’t any better i would have to go back & see him. He did the test & it was definitely carpal tunnel. I was on a waiting list for the hand clinic but they couldn’t tell me how long it was going to be. The doctor signed me off for a month. Work were hassling me with phone calls & i couldn’t give them any answers. I had a phone call with the occupational nurse & he said i couldn’t go back until i had been to hand clinic & got my diagnosis or until i had treatment. Work then kept asking me to go private, which i couldn’t afford. They were stressing me out so much that i got my doctor to refer me somewhere else. I had my diagnosis of carpal tunnel on the 22nd of july & i had surgery on my first hand on the 12th of august. I have been off since the 12th may & i was supposed to have been seen by a consultant by the 15th june. Coronavirus has delayed everything but my supervisor doesn’t understand why!! I am really struggling to pay my bills now. I didn’t want to claim but i can’t afford to pay all my bills.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You have a right to seek compensation and it would seem that you have a valid claim for carpal tunnel syndrome compensation. We have specialist Solicitors who are experts in handling claims for industrial and repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and we can help you on a No Win No Fee basis.

      For further help, please call us on 01225430285 or you can start your claim via our website if you prefer.

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  • Peter

    I herniated a disk at work. I’m a forklift driver by trade but on this occasion my license had expired before starting the job. I was told they would give me training but never did, no manual handling training either. Without a license I shouldn’t of even been on site, a solicitor is dealing with the claim but is the failure to train me a separate claim?

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  • Sara

    Caught my foot in a pallet whilst unloading a delivery. I used to work for the Co Op, but we have been taken over by another company who have provided no training at all regarding working from pallets. There is no accident book at work, but they have my accident details saved on the works security camera.

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    • Ian Morris

      You appear to have a valid claim and one that should be pursued. Please call us on 01225430285 or use our website to start a claim and get the help that you need. Although you may be anxious about making a claim against your employer, don’t worry! You are legally allowed to pursue a legitimate claim and any claim will be made against the mandatory insurance cover that your employer has to have in place, so it won’t impact your right to continue working or impact on your colleagues.

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  • Donovan

    Can I still make a claim for a tripping injury if I’ve previously signed a tool box talk on slips, trips and falls in icy weather?

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    • Ian Morris

      The fact that you have been given some guidance on the risks of injury by slipping, tripping or falling on ice may mean that your employer has been seen to have taken every reasonable precaution to minimise the risk of injury. As such, you would not be able to make a claim.

      However, the talk in and of itself does not necessarily mean that you cannot make a claim. We need to know more about your fall, how it happened, where, when and what you were doing at the time in order to further advise you.

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  • Daniel

    I work for a joinery company. I’ve been given access to use chop saws, nail guns etc. I’ve had an accident and eventually had to have half my index finger amputated. I’ve had no training on any of these and I’m not a joiner so I don’t have any qualifications. Do you think I have a case for a compensation claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      The scenario you describe indicates clear employer negligence. Not only is there inadequate training provision, it would seem that the employer is not interested in employee qualification to operate potentially dangerous machinery. I would also anticipate a lackadaisical approach to personal protective equipment in the workplace.

      You most certainly can pursue a claim and we would be more than happy to help you.

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  • Mike

    Hi, I worked for an employer for 32 years and in all that time had no manual handling training at all. My duties included warehouse work with some quite heavy lifting. I am now suffering back pain which my Doctor has told me is a prolapsed disk. I ceased working for that company about six months ago and have been retraining for a different career. Included in my new training is manual handling which has made me realize that my old employer should have given us that.
    Would I have had a claim whilst working for them and if so would that claim still be valid?

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    • Ian Morris

      So long as you make a claim within 3 years of the onset of any symptoms (symptoms serious enough to mean that you should have realised that the injuries were work related), you are able to act and we can help you to make a claim.

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  • Joanne

    I used a roll lifter which I had not been trained on and no risk assessment. I had a spinal fusion 3 years ago which they are aware of. No witnesses but I told the first aider and manager I hurt myself, but nothing was put in the accident book. I did ask another colleague how to use it and he said he hadn’t been trained so he didn’t know.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Please call us on 01225430285 or use the ‘start your claim for compensation’ page of our website to make further contact. The fact that your employer failed to ensure that you had been properly trained in the use of the roll lifter and you sustained injury whilst using it is likely to be seen as employer negligence. If this can be established, our specialist Solicitors should be able to recover compensation from your employers insurance cover for the injuries you have sustained and any losses you have incurred as a result of your workplace injury.

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  • Amelia

    I work in a care home and was attacked twice within 4 days with the same patient during personal care, other members of staff were present and I’ve been off work a month due the the injuries stub-stained and i haven’t had an restraint training.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The lack of training issue is likely to be seen as employer negligence and this is something that should see our Solicitors able to recover compensation for your injuries and any lost income or costs related to your absence from work and the injuries sustained.

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  • Anthony

    I have had a accident at work. Reaching over and tripping and falling when using overhead crane. No training was given to me by my employer to use the crain. I had a certificate which is about 6 years from previous employment could I have a claim for compensation thanks

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Please contact us so that we can start your claim for compensation. The employer has an obligation to provide training and cannot necessarily rely on the fact that you may have had training in a previous role with a different employer.

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  • Scott

    I work in the care system. And support boys with autism and learning difficulties. I’ve been there 7 months now and haven’t received restraint training yet. And today I got injured, not severely but I was millimetres away from an eye injury. All of this could have been avoided as I’m not allowed to restrain the children.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      If your employer fails to provide you with the necessary training to enable you to work safely, they are at risk of being liable should you then suffer an injury at work that the training may have prevented. You should again request the restraint training from the employer and do so in writing.

      As you appear to have escaped serious injury, you may not be able to claim for this recent injury. However, it is vitally important that you record the injury you have sustained in the employers accident book. Such a record in an employers accident book may be very useful at a later date should the injuries prove to be more serious than you had believed and would provide evidence to support any claim should one be made in the future.

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    • Caroline Mcateer

      I started working in a McDonalds. I was being shown how to use the fryer for about a hour on my first day then left to do it on my own. I was then was back in on the Saturday and was put on to the fryer again and was on it for about an hour when I got a really bad burn to my arm. I was giving no first aid and told to put cold water on it and had to stay to finish my 8 hour shift. I did sign an accident report form.

      Reply
      • Ian Morris

        As an accident report was completed, there is evidence to confirm that you were injured at work. We would be happy to further investigate a potential claim for you against your employer as a result of your burn injury at work. There is a potential for success due to a lack of suitable training and guidance.

        If you would like to make a claim, please call us on 01225430285 or if you prefer, you can get the ball rolling by using our online ‘start your claim‘ service.

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  • Inge

    I had an accident in work on a ride on cleaner i ended up having my foot stuck between the cleaner and the wall.
    I was partly to blaim, but i found out after that the person who actually gave the training over a year ago wasn’t qualified to do so.What do i do?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      If you’ve been injured in an accident at work that can be fully or even partially attributed to inadequate or improper training, the employer has been negligent and you have a right to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

      We can help you make your claim, so please call us on 01225430285 or if you prefer, ask us to call you and our team will be in touch to help you.

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  • maureen

    My contract at work has terminated on the 19/5/2020i have been on sick leave since January. I injured my shoulder at the end of August and still awaiting treatment I was not told where the accident book was kept until a meeting 4 weeks later. I didn’t put it in the accident book then as the pain was bearable we had no training on the machine which knocked me over at all, and at that meeting we were told we would get training 15 min a week still never had any up to me sick in January.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Regardless of the accident book issue, our initial view is that you have a valid claim for personal injury compensation. Please call us on 01225430285 so that our team can help you to recover compensation for the injury to your shoulder and also any loss of income, overtime payments or bonuses. The lack of training on the correct use of the machine is likely to be seen as employer negligence and that should enable our specialist Solicitors to win your claim for you. If you would rather we called you, simply let us know your number and when you would like a call and we’ll contact you to explain your rights and help you make your claim for compensation.

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  • Mandy Newnham

    I was injured at work in 2013. It was a back injury after restraining a child with special needs. We had no training at the time this happened.
    It took the nhs years to treat this injury correctly and had spinal surgery in 2017. I carried on working during this time and was even put back in the same job with the same children and still wasn’t given correct training.
    Due to complications from the first surgery I now need a fusion.
    The whole process at the school wasn’t handled correctly at all and no back to work meetings took place for years and although on my original return to work form I ticked absence due to accident at work it was never flagged up.
    If I knew now what was going to happen I would have filed a complaint as they were clearly negligent.
    Do I have any rights to sue the school at all now?
    I know there is a 3 year period but I was unaware of the long term disability I would be in at that point due to NHS being so slow?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Sadly, our view is that the 3 year issue will prevent you from being able to do anything in terms of making a claim.

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  • James

    Hi, I recently had an injury at work. A broken finger, quite badly broken. I’m a class 2 driver and work for a company that operate motorised rear doors, the door on my wagon was however defected 2 days previous not repaired and switched to manual operation!
    Long story short at my first delivery i shut the door and as the door came down and trapped my hand. Luckily my middle finger took the full force and prevented breakage on the others.

    I have received no training from work on how to operate the door manually as they are normally motorised. And although I have signed the “drivers handbook” it’s far too thick to have been read by anyone in transport fully and I was pressured into signing to say I had read it.

    I can’t work for 4 weeks minimum and I’m on holiday for 2 weeks and my employer are now saying they aren’t going to pay my holiday leave!

    Straight away I drove the vehicle back to work (automatic) I’m led to believe the vehicle was repaired immediately after I was taken to hospital.

    Some guidance in this issue would be great.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      The only way you can recover your lost pay whilst you are off work is by succeeding with a claim for personal injury compensation (unless you can convince your employer to pay you – which is unlikely!). Given the lack of training and the apparent fault with the door of your vehicle, you may well have grounds for a claim although the employer will obviously point to your signed ‘handbook’ in their defence.

      We would be happy to present your claim to our specialist Solicitors as they may well agree with our initial assessment and wish to act for you in a claim for compensation.

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  • John Martin Roberts

    I have had an accident in work I’ve broke my left arm and shattered my left elbow when I was delivering parcels. I have never had any Health & Safety training before the accident. The company I work for has admitted that they cant find any documents to say that I have had Health and safety training. Can I make a claim against my employer?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      If your employer cannot demonstrate that they have provided you with the required health and safety training and ensured that you can work as safely as possible, it may be possible to demonstrate employer negligence and succeed with a claim for compensation as a result of the injury you have sustained to your arm at work.

      On the basis of my initial view of your situation, it would appear that you could well have a valid claim for compensation. Please call us on 01225430285 or you can request a call back.

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  • Joseph

    I worked as a detailer for Garlyn Shelton. On Friday December 14th I left work early due to breathing complications. All I remember is giving the emergency room my licence and telling them I was having an asthma attack. I didn’t open my eyes again until 6 days later. I was incubated during the whole time I was unconscious. After discharge on Christmas eve I was trying to remember the last thing I was doing before coming to E.R. I was at work using bug wash, lysol all purpose, wipe and shine, tire shine, solvent, etc. on cars and through out the day my health was declining to the point where I drove myself to the E.R. I just wanted to know is there a claim involved due to no proper training using these chemicals?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Under UK law, an employer requiring workers to use any chemical products must have a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) policy. Employers have an obligation to follow the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, which is to either prevent or reduce their workers’ exposure to substances that are hazardous to their health. This would include provision of personal protective equipment (breathing masks), gloves, ventilated working areas and any other relevant protections.

      If an employer were to fail to fulfill these statutory obligations and an employee were to sustain injury or ill health, it is most likely that the employer would be liable and have to settle a financial claim for compensation on the basis of employer negligence for any injuries and losses caused.

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  • Anna

    I get injured at work on 26 nov2018, they give me compensation for occupational injuries form, I am general worker but on 26/11/18 they give me the machine to operate without training so I got injured and and now they put emergency things on that machine I was working, are they going to pay me or not?

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    • Ian Morris

      Under UK law, an employer is obliged under the Health and Safety at Work Act to ensure that all staff using potentially dangerous machinery are adequately trained and competent in using the machine. Further, the machinery must have the required safety guards and emergency stop mechanisms fitted. If this was not the case at the time of the accident at work, the employer would be liable and negligent under UK law.

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  • George Rainey

    I was driving a forklift in my last employment without a licence or any appropriate training given to me at all. Causing me injury to my rotator cuff (shoulder) I have received medical treatment twice now since then and still am. Ì was told by my employer to drive away for practice on it as it would help me pass my test first time. 8 months later I was still driving it with no training, tests, assessments etc. Now I’ve left the place and have struggled with my shoulder ever since in my new job, which is holding back my performance, not only at work but at home too.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Your employer was negligent in allowing you to drive a forklift without the appropriate licence to do so. Therefore, in theory if you have sustained injury as a result you may be able to pursue a claim against your former employer for the injury you have sustained.

      Before we can advise further as to whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation, we need to ask some questions about your employment, specifically what has been reported to the employer regarding your injury, any symptoms you suffered with or any complaints you made about lack of training.

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  • Jason Dree

    I had an accident at work which was me falling off a ladder and breaking my leg which required surgery with a metal plate and 13 screws. I had a previous accident 2 years ago that also involved me falling off a ladder and badly bruising my leg. I didn’t claim for this and after taking a short break went back to work. I am still recovering from the second accident but have now been informed that if I return to work I will no longer be able to do ladder work and as a result my job title and wage will be reduced.

    I have worked for this company for over 13 years and don’t remember ever having any specific ladder training. Where do I stand if I feel I am more than able to go back to my previous role and salary?

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    • Ian Morris

      If your employer has failed to provide you with adequate training to work at height they could well be held liable for your injuries as a result of employer negligence. Working at height is a foreseeable danger and as such requires an employer to provide training to ensure that the risk of a fall from height is reduced, and also ensure that the ladder equipment provided is fit for purpose and regularly inspected and maintained.

      In your case, my initial view is that you have a valid claim for compensation against the employer for compensation for the injuries you sustained.

      On the issue of returning to ladder work, your employer cannot prevent you from working at height without adequate reason to do so. Therefore if you are deemed fit to work by your Doctor and able to work at height there is no reason for the employer to withhold your current job role and income from you. We’ve an article on ladder accident claims if you’d like further understanding on things.

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      • Jason Drew

        Hi Ian, I’ve now been told by the doctor that I can return to work on light duties – with no ladder work or driving at the moment. Can my boss pay me less for returning to work on light duties – and if so does this have a bearing on salary etc when I’m back to full fitness and duties? Many thanks.

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        • Ian Morris

          Depending on the pay structure of your workplace and your specific agreement with your employer, there could be scope for you to receive a lower wage if you are unable to perform some of the duties you would normally have responsibility for. As an example, if you work in a warehouse and drive a forklift you are likely to receive an additional supplement for being a licensed forklift operative. Therefore, if you could work but not operate the forklift, your employer may temporarily reduce your income to that of a warehouse operative. There should not be an impact on your long term position once you are back to full health.

          If you do receive a lower than usual income due to the injuries you have sustained at work, you could seek to recover the difference or lost income by way of making a claim for personal injury compensation against the employer – if they were negligent (or any other organisation or person if they were responsible) in this matter.

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  • Lesa

    Okay so I got my finger sprained at work and had to take some time off. I was trained by someone who repeatedly put his hands into the machine and didn’t go over half the machine. Am I entitled.

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    • Ian Morris

      The training from your employer you describe would appear to be inadequate to ensure that you could work with the workplace machinery safely. Of course, we would need to speak to you in detail to find out more about your work, your employer and the training you were given before we could offer definitive advice to you, but if we can demonstrate employer negligence, then it is very likely that you would have a valid claim for work accident compensation.

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  • Shane

    So I’m at work and first day of training they put me to work with a little training and the following days of the week all I did was work and with little training but we are told to wear safety boots but today while the guys were pushing an 800 pound roller they ran over my foot and I couldn’t walk for an hour and iced it for that long now the swelling went down and I’m feeling a little better so far Can I still sue ?

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    • Ian Morris

      If you have been placed in an area of risk by an employer and not been given the correct training or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and then sustain an injury at work, you can pursue a claim for compensation.

      In your case, you need to make sure that the accident has been reported and that you seek medical treatment for your injuries. This will be vital to the outcome of any claim you wish to make. Once you have done this, please call us on 01225430285 and we’ll take some initial details ahead of finding the right specialist Solicitor to pursue your claim for accident at work compensation.

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  • Kevin

    I had an accident at work which caused no pain during the shift but the next day I could not move without severe pain. I phoned in sick and visited the doctors who signed me off with muscle injuries. My Ssp ends soon and don’t feel well enough to go through the benefit process so will have no income. I was asked to do a job for an agency for which i was trained and signed off. On getting to work i was moved to a different job with 3 other people.i was asked if i was trained by the line leader to which I replied no. Despite this I was put on job with person who had been trained. Later in shift this person was taken away so I was left working machinery untrained unsupervised and with no ppe or any awareness of any hazards. All I got was the removed worker said watch out for the lights to which of course I had no idea what he was on about until later a sensor light shone in my eye giving me double vision and problems with my eyesight which I am getting checked to see if the sensor light was the cause. I don’t think my agency made a riddor report so hse would not be aware of this regulation breach. could i claim loss of earnings as I will soon have zero income?

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    • Ian Morris

      Unfortunately, employers don’t have to pay full pay and can place you on SSP if they wish. Even if your injury was caused as a result of some work you were tasked with doing by an employer.

      With regards to your loss of income, the only way that you can seek to recover any costs and lost income after an accident at work is by making a claim for accident at work compensation. However, to succeed with a claim against your employer, you will need to be able to identify an area of employer negligence that lead to you sustaining the injury. Our expert staff know your rights after an accident at work and in just a brief telephone conversation with you would be able to identify whether or not you had realistic prospects of successfully holding your employer responsible for the injuries and losses that you have sustained.

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  • jess

    I’ve twisted my knee at work, whilst handling stock and was rushed into hospital. It is swollen and currently in pain. The manager was there and did not say anything about filling in an
    accident form or anything. Doctor said i need to rest it a couple days and let the swollen calm down before an MRI can be done on the Knee.

    Am i entitled to sick pay and well as claiming them?

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    • Ian Morris

      You should contact your employer at the earliest opportunity to ask that they make an accident book record of your injury. I would suggest that the best bet would be to email your employer and outline the nature of your injury and also any issues that you think caused the injury – such as a lack of training or manual handling guidance.

      Your employer is not obliged to pay you your full salary/usual income if you are signed off as unwell or injured – even if that injury was caused in an accident at work. Sadly, most employers do not pay full sick pay and only provide Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). However, you may well have grounds for claiming compensation against your employer that would, if you were to succeed, see you obtain a settlement for the knee injury and also enable you to recover all lost income and costs.

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  • Peter

    Hello my names peter just a quick question regarding injuries at work I fell at work over a pallet truck used for moving pallets of trays it was my own fault as i was using it at the time in moving a pallet of trays I wrote that down in the injury report book at work at the time , I was then taking to hospital x rayed resulting in me having fractured my left shoulder the accident itself as i said was my own fault , however I was told to work outside in the yard a few times before this incident because we were short staffed , and I am not trained in anyway or signed off to work outside in the yard or use any equipment such as the pallet truck as my Pacific job with the company I work for is dispatch operative packing food products in to trays for distribution. Do i have a case against the company for making me work outside in the yard with out any formal training is using equipment etc?

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    • Ian Morris

      Peter

      Thank you for your enquiry. I would suggest that it is worth us getting our specialist solicitors to discuss this with you. Although you feel responsible for the placement of the pallet truck that you fell over, you have also cited a lack of training for the area in which you were working at the time. With this in mind, there maybe something we could do.

      Clearly, I don’t know the full details at this stage, but I would suggest that you call our office on 01225430285 (or make a contact enquiry through our website) so that we can discuss this with you and find out more. We could then offer proper advice to you and potentially help you make a claim for compensation.

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  • Stu

    Hi I recently recovered from an injury at work where I was asked to do a job I had not been fully trained on and as a result I rolled my foot after slipping and broke my 5th metatarsal. Was on sick pay for 2 months and now due to the injury I got I developed a blood clot in my leg! Have been on medication for this and am finished being under care by doctors/hospital but my leg is still very swollen and sore from the DVT and have been told I could be like this for rest of my life! Will I be able to claim for the break and the blood clot as without braking a bone at work I would never be in this position?

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    • Ian Morris

      Stuart

      If your employer has tasked you with duties and not provided you with sufficient training, then they are guilty of employer negligence and are in breach of the health and safety requirements faced by all employers. On the basis of the information you have provided, it sounds like you have every chance of succeeding with a claim for compensation for the injuries you have suffered as a result of your work situation.

      The initial injury would most certainly form the basis of the accident at work claim, but with the right medical evidence our specialist injury compensation solicitors would look to include the full impact of the ongoing troubles caused by the DVT you mention. To obtain this evidence, we use specialist medical experts to assess our clients, review medical records and then write a report.

      You should most certainly bring a claim against your employer as you have not only suffered a nasty initial injury – a bone fracture to the foot could have some permanent implications in itself, but also the ongoing DVT issue and swelling to the leg which sounds like it could be a long-term problem for you.

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