Can I Claim After Suffering An Injury Due To Lack Of Training At Work?

In this guide, we explore who can make a personal injury claim following an accident due to a lack of training at work. We examine the relevance of employer negligence to your case and how the absence of training could lead to workplace injuries. 

Also, this guide will outline how a value might be assigned to your injuries and the type of evidence you should consider to support your accident at work claim. Furthermore, providing you have an eligible case, we will look at the advantages of appointing a legal professional on a No Win No Fee basis to assist with your work injury claim.

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  2. How Could Lack Of Training At Work Cause An Injury?
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Can I Claim After Suffering An Injury Due To Lack Of Training At Work?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the national workplace health and safety regulator, suggest that employers should provide adequate information, training and supervision to their employees to reduce the risk of injury. 

Furthermore, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) outlines that employers must take all reasonable steps to protect you in the workplace. Therefore, adequate training falls under your employer’s duty of care, outlined in HASAWA.

If you’re injured due to a lack of training at work, your employer could be liable for negligence. To claim for negligence under the law of tort, you must be able to show:

  1. That your employer owed you a duty of care
  2. That your employer breached the duty of care owed to you
  3. That you suffered injuries as a result of your employer’s breach

Contact our team of advisors today to see if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim.

How Could Lack Of Training At Work Cause An Injury?

Your employer should ensure that you are trained on the tasks you are required to undertake to prevent injuries. Consequently, if you receive a lack of training at work, you could:

If you have suffered an injury due to a lack of training at work, contact our team of advisors today for a complimentary case assessment.

Could I Be Injured Using Machinery Due To Insufficient Training In The Workplace?

The duty of care your employer owes to train you adequately extends to the use of machinery. Machinery safety training should be provided to prevent workplace accidents. The lack of such training at work could lead to:

Work Accident Compensation Calculator – What Could I Receive?

Successful work injury case settlements can include up to two heads of claim. General damages are the first head of claim, which compensates you for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your injuries. The amount awarded varies, taking into account:

  • The severity of your injuries 
  • How your injuries have affected your quality of life
  • The recovery period 

To help assign a value to your injuries, the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) can be used. The JCG provide valuation brackets for injuries of different types and severity, using amounts awarded in previous court cases. Additionally, a medical report can be requested to compare your injuries with the JCG guidance figures.

Although we cannot guarantee what compensation you could be awarded due to the unique nature of each case, below is a table of JCG guidance amounts for some injuries.

Compensation Table

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Injury Severity Compensation Notes
Back Severe (i) £91,090 to £160,980 Spinal cord and nerve damage. Severe pain and disability.
Moderate (ii) £12,510 to £27,760 Ligament and muscle damage, resulting in backache.
Face Very Severe Scarring £29,780 to £97,330 Relates to teenage claimants up to those in their early 30’s, where there has been severe cosmetic and psychological damage.
Significant Scarring £9,110 to £30,090 Cosmetic damage reduced by plastic surgery and psychological impacts are not great.
Neck Severe (ii) £65,740 to £130,930 Involving fractures or damage of a serious nature to the cervical spine, leaving disabilities of a considerable severity.
Moderate (i) £24,990 to £38,490 Fractures or dislocations, causing severe immediate symptoms and potentially requiring spinal fusion.
Hand Serious Damage to Both Hands £55,820 to £84,570 Leading to permanent cosmetic disability and a significant loss of function.
Severe Fractures to Fingers Up to £36,740 Potentially leading to partial amputations and deformity, impaired grip and reduced function.
Elbow Severe £39,170 to £54,830 A severely disabling injury.
Less Severe £15,650 to £32,010 Impaired function but not requiring major surgery nor leaving a significant disability.

Financial Losses After A Workplace Accident

The second kind of damages that could be awarded is special damages. This will compensate you for reasonable losses incurred due to your injuries. To ensure you are fully compensated for your losses, you should keep as much evidence as possible.

Examples of evidence you could use include:

  • Payslips that outline the earnings you have lost through being incapable of working 
  • Receipts to show the amount you have paid for prescriptions 
  • Tickets that prove you took public transport due to being unable to drive 

A solicitor could help gather evidence to support your accident at work claim. To find out if you can instruct a solicitor on our panel, contact our advisors today.

Evidence That Could Help You Claim For Injuries Caused By Insufficient Training

When making a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove employer negligence. Following an accident, you should seek attention from a healthcare practitioner as you will receive the required treatment and medical records that could be used as evidence in your case.

Other evidence you should consider gathering includes:

  • CCTV footage, which could show the accident
  • Accident site photographs, which may highlight what caused the accident
  • Witness contact details so that a statement can be taken in the future 

Our panel of solicitors could help you assemble evidence as part of the service they offer through legal representation if your personal injury claim is eligible, so contact our advisors now for a free case assessment. 

Claim For An Accident At Work On A No Win No Fee Basis

Providing you have a valid case, you may consider working with a legal professional to assist with your claim. If so, give thought to instructing a solicitor under a Conditional Fee Agreement, a kind of No Win No Fee agreement. 

The benefits of this agreement are:

  • No upfront fees to begin working with a solicitor
  • No ongoing fees to keep your case moving forward
  • If unsuccessful, you will not have to pay your solicitor for the service they have provided
  • If successful, your solicitor will take a success fee, which is a small percentage of the compensation you are awarded and is legally capped.

Furthermore, our panel of accident solicitors work under this type of agreement, have years of experience, and only take on cases that they feel have a good chance of success. Therefore,  you can be confident that your time will be well spent with them.

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