work accident - own fault

#1 2018-01-02 16:15:57

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work accident - own fault

Need some advice.
Right last month i had accident at work due to my own fault. i work in a garage and work was very quite. so i had some fireworks left over from bonfire night, so i got a big rocket and turned it upside down and while i was lighting the fuse and positioning the rocket it blew up instantly.
so long story short my hand was damaged very badly, i lost 2 fingers and shattered most of my bones in my thumb.

what i would like to know is can i claim on my employers insurance even though it was all my fault and nothing to do with my employer.

Any advice or help would be appreciated.


#2 2018-01-30 13:13:46

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Hi Sher,

I am very sorry to hear that.

Unfortunately, it seems you cannot claim accident at fault since it was your fault. In this situation you would be able to claim only if you had been supervised by your manager or someone else who is responsible for your safety at work to take the rocket. As far as I understood from your post the rocket was taken by your own initiative, so you cannot blame your employer.

In case you would need any advice regarding personal injury claims, please do not hesitate to ask.

Ryan from Accident Claims 24

#3 2018-02-01 11:58:34




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As you said Sher, that it was because of all your fault, not the employers than you are not supposed to get compensated.