Accidents at work and Abergele no win no fee compensation claims
If you are an employer then you will no doubt already be aware that it is your legal responsibility to ensure that the work environment is safe for your employers. This is known as your “duty of care”. However, it is important to realise that this does not just relate specifically to the environment in which they are working.
Your duty of care extends to every aspect of the environment and the jobs that your employees are undertaking. If you fail to ensure that their health and safety needs are met and someone is injured as a result then there is a good chance that an Abergele no win no fee compensation claim will be made against you.
While you may not be required to pay the compensation awarded directly, your insurance provider will be, and you will therefore see increased premiums from your renewal date.
Even more importantly than the financial implications of having an Abergele no win no fee compensation claim made against you is the knowledge that due to an error on your part, or the part of your business, a member of your staff who trusts you, has been injured.
Things you should be aware of
So, what can your employees make Abergele no win no fee compensation claims for? Ultimately, they are allowed to make a claim for any accident that has left them with some form of personal injury and which was not their fault.
This means that if there is a problem with the building they are working in, for example, if the floor is uneven and causes them to trip, or the hot water in the bathrooms is of a temperature high enough to cause a scald, then they could make a compensation claim.
Equally, you have to ensure that all members of staff are trained to do any tasks that are asked of them. This means that you have to have robust reporting processes in place to ensure that training is provided and that records are kept of who has attended what.
This can help you keep on top of training needs, but also protect yourself against fraudulent compensation claims. For example, if a member of staff injures themselves while moving a heavy box they may claim that they did not receive training on how to perform this task safely.
However, if your records indicate otherwise, then you will be able to avoid having to pay compensation as you will not be regarded as being liable.
Seek advice from Accident Advice Helpline
If you find that your employees need to make an Abergele no win no fee compensation claim, then they can contact Accident Advice Helpline or take our 30-second test to initiate the process. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free no-obligation advice today.