Have you suffered an accident at work in East Lothian? If you have, you weren’t to blame, and you’re looking for the best way of launching a claim for compensation, then check out what we can offer you at AAH.
The employee’s right to compensation
Many people feel somewhat reticent about suing their employer for damages having suffered an accident in the workplace. They often feel that they will be “biting the hand that feeds them”, so to speak, and that they will be ostracised thereafter. This is however hardly ever the case. Most employers understand their duty of care to their employees, and most caring employers will be more concerned about the welfare of the employee. Bear in mind that any employer must have liability insurance in place to cover such an eventuality, and it’s the insurance company who will pay any appropriate compensation, not your employer.
The importance of health and safety in the workplace
Everyone who goes to work has a right to expect to be able to carry out their duties in a safe working environment. The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 have been designed by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) to promote health and safety in the workplace and to inform all employers about the necessity for carrying out risk assessments and employing C.O.S.H.H protocols (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health), to achieve this aim.
The employer’s and employee’s duties of care
Just as the employer has a duty of care to employees, the employee also has a duty of care, both to his/her employer, and themselves too; that duty of care involves following any rules, regulations and procedures that have been laid down by the employer, and being vigilant to ensure they do not knowingly expose themselves to any particular hazards. If an employee has any concerns, it’s important that those concerns be communicated to the employer. Communication is a two-way street.
Finding out how much compensation you might be due, for an accident at work in East Lothian
If you’ve been hurt in an accident at work in East Lothian, and you believe your employer to be to blame you may be entitled to instigate a personal injury claim for compensation. Before doing so, however, you might wish to first establish how much compensation you could be due. The best way of ascertaining this is to visit the AAH website and use the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found on the website’s homepage. It will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time.
No win no fee
To enable anyone to be able to launch a personal injury claim, AAH offer a no win no fee service which is unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen. It means that in the unlikely event that any claim should fail, the claimant will not have to pay their solicitor’s fee. You can check this out on our website, or by calling our free helpline 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 15th May 2014