When you work for a living, your employer doesn’t simply have to pay you in return for your efforts. They also have to ensure that the environment in which you work is as safe as possible. If they fail to do so then you’ve been let down badly and if, as a consequence, you become injured or ill, then you’ve every right to think about claiming compensation.
Your employer has a legal duty to protect you while you work, enshrined in legislation such as the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and if they fail in this duty then it can often prove disastrous. An accident at work could be anything from a fairly minor brush with unsafe equipment up to serious personal injury, but the basic building blocks of a successful compensation case remain the same:
If you have had an accident at work, whether you work in construction or are a 9-5 office worker, you may have the right to claim compensation. Workers often feel that putting in a claim against their employer can jeopardise their job security, but the truth is that the vast majority of employers are more than willing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Having access to a panel of qualified time served solicitors who have experience in varying fields enables us to place you with someone who has experience specific to your claim circumstances.
THE MONEY DOESN’T COME OUT OF YOUR EMPLOYERS POCKET –
All employers and businesses are legally required to have liability insurance, which provides financial cover if there is an accident or property damage. This means if you make an accident at work claim against your employers, any compensation is paid by their insurance company.
YOUR JOB IS SAFE IF YOU MAKE A CLAIM –
Making a claim against your employer will not affect your chances of getting a job in the future. There is legislation in place to protect workers who have been injured in an accident at work, and this includes protection from discrimination.
WE GET YOUR LOSS OF EARNINGS BACK –
If your claim is successful, you will receive payment for lost earnings. Any compensation awarded will include something known as “special damages”, which covers any expenses incurred as a result of your injury – anything from medical costs, to travel expenses or loss of earnings.
Have you suffered an Injury?