Accidents in the Workplace: When Can You Make an Accident Injury Claim?

This is another safety post kindly provided by one of our sponsors, The Accident Claims Web. They are one of the leading UK websites for personal injury claims. You can see other content they have supplied regarding child safety whilst cycling on the road here. The content on this blog post was written by a third party, and we did not curate this ourselve. It is a promotional piece supplied to us by a company who we are happy to say paid a small donation to have their accident injury claims content posted on the Cyber Safe Book website. You can also contribute should you wish by contacting Russ. Thank you.

ctcharityIt is perhaps natural that people are most commonly injured in places they are most likely to frequent such as in public or when driving. However, sadly, despite a number of attempts to reduce the number of accidents in the workplace, thousands of people suffer are injuries in their place of employment.

Our website helps people who need to make an accident injury claim in the UK and has a wealth of information for people who are not sure whether or not they could be owed personal injury compensation. We advise that you go check it out if you or a family member has been hurt. If you were involved in a cycling accident then we can also recommend this charity.

Please note that personal injury claims with children are treated differently according to UK law. Where in most accident injury claims adults will have three years within which to take legal action, this does not apply to those who are aged under 18. Anyway, on with our content.

Your employer has a duty of care to you and other members of staff to make sure that you are in a safe place of employment, you are not at risk from hazards and have suitable training for your role. Sadly, despite this duty of care, many employers fail to ensure staff are safe in their place of work, with this failure in their duty of care often being the cause of workplace accidents.

If you have been injured due to being incorrectly or improperly trained or if you were injured as a result of negligence, our team of solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Workplace Accidents

No workplace is entirely safe with even office jobs resulting in accidents and accident injury claims through hazards in the office or improper storage. However, areas such as the construction industry, manufacturing industry and even recycling and other areas are the most likely to result in serious injury. Likely injuries will typically occur to the upper body, and we have particular expertise in winning significant shoulder injury compensation payouts for our clients.

The construction industry is one of the most common due to workers operating heavy machinery, exposure to dangerous chemicals, a number of vehicles on construction sites and working in outdoor and often extreme conditions. Workers in the manufacturing industry can often be injured by not having training on a machine, poor safety equipment and due to dangers in surroundings. Regardless of where you are injured, however, there is often one common denominator, and that is negligence.

What do I need to make a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been injured through no fault of your own in the workplace as a failure in duty of care or as a result of negligence, you will be able to make a personal injury claim. In order to make a personal injury claim, it is vital that you were not responsible for your own accident or injury, but that the injury occurred as a result of a negligence or a failure in the duty of care.

If you are injured through no fault of your own and wish to make a personal injury claim, we recommend you do so by enlisting the help of the Accidents Claim Web. Their dedicated team of solicitors will work with you to obtain justice and the damages you deserve.

To make a personal injury claim, it is vital that you provide as much evidence as possible to your solicitors in order to allow them to build the strongest possible case for compensation. We strongly advise that if you are injured you seek medical attention. Not only will this give you peace of mind knowing that your injuries are being tended to and improve the chances of a quick rehabilitation time, but, a medical report can also be granted that will allow you to verify the extent of your injuries. Such a report can show a judge or those involved in the case the true extent of your injury as well as demonstrating the estimated recovery time for your injuries.

As well as a medical report, solicitors will require details such as where, when and how the incident took place and who was responsible for your injuries. Further evidence to support your claim should also be provided such as witness statements of those who saw the incident, a copy or note of the incident in the Accident Report book and even photographic evidence to further verify your claim. While the Accident Claim Web solicitors will inform you of exactly what you need before making a claim, the more evidence you can provide them, the stronger case you have for obtaining compensation.

Why Use the Accident Claims Web?

accident-injury-claim-logoAt the Accident Claims Web, their dedicated team will be on hand to offer you support and guidance when you initially contact their team. Their solicitors are part of a national operation and have the funds and experience to treat your case with the seriousness it deserves.

The Accident Claimline Limited is regulated by the Ministry of Justice and Financial Conduct Authority and must adhere to strict standards. They will make an initial assessment of your claim and let you know the likelihood of success at no cost. By operating through them, you will then be issued with your very own solicitor who will work with you to build the case and get you the compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered an injury in the workplace that was not your fault, the Accident Claims Web can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact the Accident Claims Web today using their online contact form on their website or phoning or writing to:

Liberty House,
222 Regent Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

Telephone: 020 3131 2268


Cyclist Awarded £100,000 in Accident Claims Compensation Following Road Traffic Accident

Just a reminder that you should keep your children safe at all times. Here is some recent news about a cyclist who was injured on the UK roads. Thankfully they did recover, and were able to make an accident claim which aided their recovery. Nonetheless, even though they picked up some accident claims compensation, you wouldn’t want this happening to any member of your own family. Read on to find out more about this particular story with a word of warning.

A cyclist was awarded a six figure sum after suffering life-changing injuries following a collision with a motorbike.

As a result of the severe injuries, 48-year-old Heath Marshall was forced to quit his job in mechanics after he was hit by a motorbike when cycling. He suffered a fracture to his skull and serious leg injuries following the accident.

Following his accident, he sought personal injury accident claims compensation for his injuries as well as the damage it had caused and was awarded an out of court settlement of £100,000. He suffered post-traumatic stress and flashbacks as a result of the accident.

Cycling Accidents: Claiming Accident Claims Compensation

Regardless of how careful you are on the roads, there is a chance that someone else will not be as vigilant, which could result in you obtaining an injury through no fault of your own. A cycling accident can cause serious and life-changing injuries. If you have been injured as a result of recklessness, the Accident Claim Web can help you get the compensation you deserve.

To claim compensation, the team of expert solicitors at the Accident Claims Web will use their wealth of experience and evidence you provide them to build the strongest possible case. They will require the basic details about your accident as well as any evidence that supports you claim. You can also apply for more than simply the extent of your injuries and can claim compensation if you have been unable to work as a result of your injury or if the accident caused damage to your property.

Contact the Accident Claims Web Today

If you have been injured through no fault of your own, contact the Accident Claims Web today using their online contact form to get the compensation you deserve.


Helpful (and Funny) Video About Online Safety for Teenagers on the Internet

A bit more of a funny one today, but still with some important messages despite the tongue in cheek nature of the video delivery. Watch this superb video about online safety for teenagers who are using the Internet.

Transcription from Video

Teens today live a huge portion of their lives online. In fact, according to a study from Pew Research Center, 92 percent of teens report going online daily—including 24 percent who say they go online almost constantly.

Why so much online activity? The accessibility of smartphones, of course. Fully 91 percent of teens go online from mobile devices at least occasionally. Among these “mobile teens,” 94 percent go online daily or more often.

That’s a lot of time spent looking at a screen.

Just like you want your teen to stay safe in school and at the mall, you need to be sure they’re being smart about how they handle themselves online.


Accident Claims Compensation Rulings for Children

The Propopsal For Accident Claims Compensation for Children

The compensation offer made by the insurer of the responsible for the accident must cover all the consequences of bodily injury to the victim. And especially :

  • All care costs incurred (net of benefits paid by social security agencies)
  • All income and earnings that the victim would have received if he had not crashed (net of benefits paid by the employer and / or social organizations)

All losses:

Permanent functional impairment (DFP): violations of physiological functions, permanent pain, loss of quality of life and the unrest in the conditions of existence of the victim. It is estimated, after consolidation, by a disability rating (bodily and mental integrity) graded on a scale from 1 to 100. The compensation is represented by the amount paid as such, or the value the point of DFP equal to the amount of compensation divided by the disability rating;

  • suffering physical, mental pain and related disorders suffered by the victim of the day of the accident to the consolidation. They are graded on a scale of 1/7 (very slight pain and suffering) to 7/7 (suffering endured very important);
  • disfigurement Permanent: all the physical misfortunes, major scars or deformities caused by the accident and persistent after consolidation. They are graded on a scale of 1/7 (very slight disfigurement) to 7/7 (very important disfigurement);
  • loss of amenity: inability to practice a sport or leisure activity that was regularly practiced before the accident. It appreciates in concrete and takes into account all parameters of the victim: age, sex, regular practice of previous sports activity.

Are added in case of death of the victim reimbursement of funeral expenses and compensation of moral and material harm suffered by the family.

The File of compensation awarded to victims of road accidents can inform the public of the compensation awarded to victims of road accidents in the context of decisions taken either by settlement agreement or by the courts.

The compensation procedure

In principle, the accident victim receives from the insurer of the responsible an information pack and a medical questionnaire, he must complete and return to u within six weeks with the supporting documents (Case work, medical certificate, etc.). He then summoned for examination by a doctor appointed by the insurer. The findings of the medical report submitted to it within 20 days following the date of the examination.

But the victim may also directly file a claim to the insurer, naturally accompanied by all supporting documents. The insurer may then:

  • either make an offer of compensation within three months of receipt of the request, which may optionally be revised if the condition of the victim is not stabilized,
  • either postpone the offer of compensation if:
  • responsibility for the accident is not yet clear
  • or if the health condition of the victim has not yet stabilized.

In case of late claim for compensation on the part of the victim or his dependents if the insurer concerned or request additional time for the above reasons, it is still required to make an offer of compensation within eight months after the date of the accident.

If the victim accepts the offer of the insurer, he must pay the compensation prescribed within 45 days of acceptance of the offer. The payment can take the form of capital or a life annuity

The victim has a fifteen-day withdrawal period after acceptance of the offer.

In case of disagreement, the dispute will be settled by the courts will have to determine the amount of compensation.


Online Safety Tips for Children, Parents, and Carers

Tools for parents and caregivers of children

The Lairs youth across Canada are an important source of support for parents and caregivers. Due to the ever increasing requirements of today’s families, we have created for them more tools and resources providing advice and information on the problems that young people face.

Stay Safe Online for Kids

Stay online security is a tip sheet for young people as a static sticky, removable and reusable, which easily adheres to the walls, windows, computers, books, etc. This is a good way to promote safe behavior online. This tool was created with the support of the program Unlimited Potential Microsoft Canada. To order

Internet Safety for parents and guardians. It has information on security problems in Internet and on cyberbullying, practical ways to protect children while they are online and stop cyberbullying, and a list of resources where to learn more . This tool was created with the support of the program Unlimited Potential Microsoft Canada. To order

searsbully.jpgBullying: What you need to know, What you can do is a resource produced with the support of Sears Canada that gives families valuable information to recognize signs of bullying, and, as in those who are victims than among those who are guilty and what to do to counter this problem.

As part of the School Improvement Program In March! JCR, we wrote a pamphlet containing 50 simple and effective tips for parents and others who care for children can help young people better in school. To order

When the bell rings – Parental Resource on extracurricular activities

This resource provides guidance to parents and caregivers so they can choose the extracurricular activity that is best for their


Objective APER Released by the French Association for Prevention of Accidents

News from France now, and The French Association for the Prevention of Accidents (MAIF), a partner of the Ministry of Education for road safety in schools, has developed a digital tool called “objective APER”.

This CD is a companion resource for the teaching staff to organize the progressive acquisition of elementary students skills for obtaining the certificate of early education for road safety awareness.


This resource, which received the prestigious RIP Mark of 2014 (recognized for its educational value) can be used in different ways depending on the choice of teachers: in its entirety as a tool for training and validation of the various stages of the REA, Cycle 1 Cycle 3, or as for use in the scenario where school students examine the issue of sharing the space of the street and road for both cars and pedestrians.

The numerous free images offer excellent support, and can be used educationally as part of class teachings where children and pupils can use the knowledge in their every day life.

The MAIF Prevention Association is committed to free “objective APER” available to all kindergartens and elementary schools. Copies will be sent to education authorities and departmental services of national education before the end of January 2014.

For more information: the website of the association Prevention Maif

Read more about road safety and the preventions of accidents:


Keeping Your Children Safe From Accidents in the Home

Your home is the place where kids and children are at most risk of having an accident or being involved in an accident. Children will grow and learn in the home, play and enjoy spending time with family.

It’s a sad fact though that accidents will happen and there will be minor scrapes and bruises along the way, especially as kids grow and discover new things. And that’s OK. The problem is the more serious injuries can actually be avoidable.

In this video, you’ll learn about all the things you can do to help ensure that your kids get the freedom that comes from being active, healthy and safe at home. Take a look at some home safety tips for children.


Road Safety Rules and Tips for Kids of Kindergarten Age

At the Cyber Safe Book website we put kid’s safety first. It’s not just about how to keep them safe online though, it’s also about raising awareness of all forms of keeping safe, whether that’s on the Internet, whilst our playing, or just being aware of how accidents happen.

The MakeMeGenius website have a similar ethos, and the video we’ve promoted here today gives some excellent tips on road safety. If you have a kid or toddler then please make sure that they watch the video and see how they can cross the road safer, and generally reduce the risk of car accidents.


Top Questions From Parents Answered by Dr. Gwenn

Is Facebook really that dangerous?

Dr. Gwenn: Facebook itself isn’t dangerous, but how we use Facebook can put us in some types of danger if we are not cybersavvy. The biggest danger we face on Facebook is risk of harming our own reputations and digital footprints. We can protect ourselves and teach our teens to protect themselves by always following three steps: keep privacy settings set to “Friends Only;” post smartly and cleanly; and “Friend” wisely.

How can I protect my kids from online predators?

Dr. Gwenn: The risk of contact from online predators is not very high at all! To keep it as low as possible, a two-step approach helps. First, participate online with your kids so you know what they are doing online and they know you are there to answer questions. Second, teach your kids the importance of three simple steps to online safety: set (and keep) privacy settings turned “on;” post smartly and cleanly; and only friend people you know offline.

Can my child’s online activities hurt their chances of getting into a good college?

Dr. Gwenn: In today’s culture, “what goes online, stays online.” So if an inappropriate picture of your child or wall post from your child ends up online, that could hurt your child’s reputation and ability for college admission and ability to get even a summer job. For this reason, it’s very important to discuss privacy setting as well as appropriate posts of messages and pictures. Parents should also reinforce the need to “friend wisely” online—and also offline.

Are there warning signs that my kid has been cyberbullied?

Dr. Gwenn: The only sure sign is if you child tells you directly or if you learn of an instance of cyberbullying from another source. Other warning signs may imply that trouble is brewing, including if your kid is avoiding afterschool activities or not wanting to ride the bus or walk home. A change in school performance, anxiety, depression or the development of physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches can also be tell-tale signs.

What do I need to teach my children about viruses, spamming and other malware?

Dr. Gwenn: First, make sure you understand it yourself. Second, if your child is old enough to be online, start explaining these important concepts in age-appropriate language and review it a few times a year.

As a parent, what other cyber-situations should I teach my children about?

Dr. Gwenn: It’s very important to emphasize to your kids, at all ages, to never give out personal information online—name, email address, home address, school name, town name. It’s also important to not “friend” people or chat with people you don’t know online. Following these rules minimizes stranger contact online.

How do I address “sexting” with my teen?

Dr. Gwenn: It’s essential that every child old enough to be online and every child with a cell phone understand what “sexting” is and that there are significant legal consequences for taking part in this activity. For suggestions of ways to start this delicate conversation with your tween or teen, I suggest checking out the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Talking to Kids about Social Media and Sexting Tips.

At what age is it appropriate to get my child a cell phone?

Dr. Gwenn: For elementary school kids, the only time to consider a phone is for medical conditions that require a child to reach you or 9-1-1. Older elementary school or younger middle school who walk home should have a cell phone for safety. For older middle school and high school students, the cell phone is one of their social lifelines and is often the “best” time to consider a first phone for most kids.

How young is too young to be going online?

Dr. Gwenn: The best way for children to become digital citizens are to become digitally savvy—and for that to occur they need to learn digital skills young as they do reading, writing and other important life and educationally skills. As children become verbal and develop the manual dexterity to use a mouse or keypad, it’s the optimal time to introduce kids to educational venues online. This will be different for different kids but generally falls in the preschool years: 3-5 years old.

Are online games safe?

Dr. Gwenn: Online games are safe when the games picked are age-appropriate to the user. For kids, the biggest risks posed by online gaming are exposure to inappropriate content and inappropriate contact with other gamers outside their peer group. Parents should partner with their kids to help them make smart game choices.

How can I best monitor my child’s online activities?

Dr. Gwenn: True monitoring of a child’s online activities is hardly ever needed if a family evolves to have a solid family digital home use plan and if parents participate with their kids online.  For kids who push the limits, monitoring programs can help facilitate discussion to help teach kids to be more digitally savvy and smart. In addition, parents can check online logs and cell phone text logs with their children to discuss safe online practices.

How can I keep my child away from inappropriate material on the Internet?

Dr. Gwenn: It’s important to remember two things—kids will not be harmed by stumbling upon inappropriate material online and it’s very important to foster a home atmosphere so your child will inform you if they find something they don’t understand. Usually there is an innocent story behind that type of event—i.e. your kid is searching for a science or biology assignment or searching for information about their favorite celebrity and stumbled upon other content.