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Claim for Accident in Pub

I’m thinking of pursuing a claim for accident in pub compensation. I work in a pub and a shelf full of pint glasses fell on top of me as I was working. Not only did I injure my shoulder but I got a shard of glass in my eye, the doctor told me it is severely damaged. My employer says I can’t claim because it was an accident. Is this true? I don’t think I can afford my medical expenses and I don’t know what to do.

You should be eligible to pursue a claim for accident in pub compensation against your employer. Injury claims for compensation in the workplace are generally made because of accidents occurring. The key to them being successful is demonstrating that the accidents could have been preventable and were as a result of an employer being negligent with regards to the safety of their employees’ work environment. An employer has a duty of care when it comes to their employees; this means that standard safety measures should be adhered to. If your employer had been maintaining a safe work environment then the fault in the shelf that caused it to fall down would have been noticed and remedied, and you never would have suffered such serious injuries.

You may be able to claim for your medical expenses and any potential costs that are incurred as a result of your work injury, in addition to being compensated for the pain and suffering you endured when you sustained the injury.

Since you sought professional medical attention directly following your accident your medical history will have a record of when your injury was sustained. This can be used as evidence to support your claim for accident in pub compensation. It will also ensure that you should not be accused of contributory negligence for worsening your injuries by not seeking medical attention. To ensure that your employer will be considered as the negligent party, you should compose a report in the pub’s “Accident Report Book” being as detailed as possible about how your injuries were sustained. Include any witness testimonials if it is possible.

It is in your best interest to contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience of dealing with claims of this nature as soon as it is convenient. They will be able to evaluate your claim for accident in pub and from this they will be able to inform you of whether or not it is worth your while to pursue.

If they deem your claim as having considerable strength then they will agree to legally represent you on a “No win, No Fee” basis. This means that should your claim be unsuccessful you will not be liable for your solicitor’s legal fees, so you need not worry about any potential financial repercussions of pursuing a claim. You may still have to cover the defendant’s legal fees; however the financial consequences of this should be covered by an insurance policy that your solicitor will advise you to take out before the claim is initiated. Your solicitor will discuss all possible outcomes of the claim when you meet with them and will make sure to put your mind at ease.