Employees working in higher-risk environments such as in manufacturing plants, construction sites, farms, for example, wear protective clothing and other safety gear. This ensures that they are protected from risk.
Your employer is responsible for such protective measures, because they are obliged to ensure your safety as an employee. They are required to adhere to strict safety guidelines to protect employees from injury.
If your employer fails to observe the necessary guidelines and you sustain an injury or develop a medical condition while performing your work duties, you may be entitled to make accident at work claims in Swale.
How do I make accident at work claims in Swale?
If you have been involved in a workplace accident and sustained injuries or developed an illness within the last three years (or longer, in cases of industrial disease), simply call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor, who will walk you through the claims process while explaining and simplifying legal terminology for you.
If you do decide to start a claim, our specialist accident solicitors will fight to get you the maximum compensation possible for your claim, and will keep you updated with all developments on your claim as it progresses.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you make claims on accidents and injuries such as:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Asbestos-related conditions
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Vibration white finger
- Back and spinal injuries from lifting heavy loads
These are just some examples of situations and conditions that might arise in the workplace. If you have experienced any of the above, or any other work related injury or illness, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Who will pay the compensation?
A significant number of workplace injuries are reported every year and Accident Advice Helpline has helped many accident victims to get compensation for their accident at work claims in Swale. Often, people wonder who actually pays this compensation, and worry that it might come out of their employer’s funds.
To ensure that employees who get injured while performing their work duties are able to claim compensation, the law requires employers and business owners to take out an employers’ liability insurance policy.
The purpose of this insurance is to cover the employer from liability in case an employee is awarded compensation for an accident at work claim. This insurance policy means that the insurance company will pay the compensation rather than the actual employer.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today to start your claim
Our friendly advisors will be happy to answer your questions and give you any advice you need about starting your claim. Call 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, and talk to us now.
Date Published: 19th May 2015
Author: David Brown