Worried about making a claim against an employer in Sheffield?

Some people may feel a little uncomfortable, or intimidated, about filing a personal injury claim due to an accident at work. But the fact is, if you were hurt because of negligence on the part of your employer then you have every right to make a claim against an employer in Sheffield.

Sustaining an injury is bad enough, but when you add the cost of stress and worry, because of the financial implications around loss of earnings, and potential out of pocket expenses, an accident in the workplace can be very stressful indeed.

Making a claim against an employer in Sheffield is seen as ‘risky’, because people fear that their jobs may come under threat. The truth, though, is that your employer has a duty of care under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act. This means that they have a legal obligation which requires them to stick to certain standards of care while you are at work.

That said, if you are going to make a claim against an employer in Sheffield then evidence is key. There should always be an accident book on site, to record any accidents that may have occurred. Also, you should seek out medical advice after your accident – something you are perfectly entitled to do even if it’s not a severe injury – as this will mean it has been recorded officially.

Full responsibility

Assuming that the accident was not your fault, whose was it? If it was another employee that caused the accident that you were hurt in, your employer is still responsible.

Another worry that you may have, is that you are putting your company out of pocket. Your employer will, or should, have liability insurance and if you claim against it, it’s dealt with by the insurance company.

Accidents at work should always be taken seriously. Some injuries that can be sustained may result in loss of life. If you don’t take any action, then employers could continue to be negligent.

If you have been hurt in an accident at work, and it was not your fault, then do not worry about pursuing a claim against an employer in Sheffield (or anywhere else). Contact Accident Advice Helpline today and see how we can help you.

Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile for no obligation advice.

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