How to stop an employee making a claim for accident at work compensation
As an employer you have a duty of care to all of your employees, to ensure that they are always safe and healthy, and that they are not injured on the job. Obviously, there is only so much you can do towards this, and if an employee is acting negligently and is injured at work then this is not your fault and there is nothing you can do about it.
However, if an employee is injured and yu or the company somehow caused their accident and injuries, you may find yourself on the receiving end of claim for accident at work compensation in Chichester. This is the last thing you want for your company, both financially and for the reputation of your company, so here are some ways in which you can try to stop your employee from claiming accident at work compensation in Chichester.
- Find out what happened. Unless you were a witness to the accident yourself, you need to find out exactly what happened so that you can ascertain who if anyone is to blame for the accident. If it was the fault of your company, then you are liable to pay out on a compensation claim. If not then they don’t have a claim at all.
- Speak to the employee. Find out what they want to do about the accident. They may not want to claim compensation, or they may want to. Either way, you need to know what you are dealing with so that you can make your next choice.
- Offer compensation. If you offer compensation direct fro your company then the employee may not feel it necessary to go to court with the problem. Even if you offer less than they may be able to get through the courts, the process being quick and easy may stop them going for a court case.
- Offer other options. If your employee doesn’t want to take the compensation you offer, see what else you can offer them instead, such as more paid time off to recover. See what they would be happy with before you have to let the case go to court.
How to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Chichester
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to discuss compensation claims with the friendly, helpful team there. The team are trained to offer you advice whether you are looking to make an accident at work compensation in Chichester claim yourself, or have an employee looking to make a claim and want to know what your rights are and what you can do. The helpline has over 10 years’ experience and should be able to provide you with the information you need quickly and easily.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: David Brown