If you are a young person under the age of 18 and you’ve had an accident at work in East Renfrewshire, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Whether you are on work experience or are fully employed, as a young person you still have the same rights as any full-time senior and more experienced employees. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim.
Training young people through work experience
Getting young people acquainted with the world at work can help them to better understand the working environment, and help them to choose future careers.
It’s something that can benefit the employer as well as the young person. It does, however, bring with it a burden of responsibility because as young people are unfamiliar with any new working environment, it can increase risk.
In fact, under 18’s are not allowed by law to be employed on construction sites because of the inherent danger of an accident at work in East Renfrewshire.
In any working environment, it is the employer’s responsibility under their duty of care to their employees, to ensure that all operations have been risk-assessed.
However, it should also be borne in mind that if the working personnel are all mature adults, then the introduction of a young person, either through full employment or a work experience situation would necessitate those risk assessments being carried out again with a new focus on the potential hazards that could be exacerbated through the inexperience of youth.
Preventing someone else experiencing an accident at work in East Renfrewshire
If, as a young person undergoing work experience, you’ve been injured in an accident at work in East Renfrewshire, and you believe this has come about through your employer’s negligence or lack of supervision, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
It’s not always an easy decision to make, but you should always bear in mind that launching a claim may actually prevent something similar from happening to another young person in the near future.
It’s a way of focusing an employer’s attention on any weak areas and helping to ensure that they address them.
Under normal circumstances, there is a three-year statute of limitations with regard to personal injuries. In the case of young people under the age of 18 however, the three-year period does not start ticking down until the victim has reached his or her 18th birthday.
If you’ve been involved in an accident at work in East Renfrewshire, and you’d like to find out how much compensation you might be awarded, make use of the calculator that can be found on the homepage of Accident Advice Helpline.
It will only take 30 seconds of your time.
To find out more
The no win no fee service that we offer at Accident Advice Helpline is simple and user-friendly. It’s also recommended by consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
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