If you have had an accident at work in Uttlesford, there a few things that you should know.
First of all, your employer is responsible for your health and safety by law whether you are on their property or not during working hours.
Second of all, employers must take measures as far as is reasonably practical to enforce and promote a safe working environment. This includes risk assessments and providing PPE.
Lastly, if you have been injured in an accident at work in Uttlesford, then you have the legal right to make a claim for financial compensation under UK law.
That last point is really important. Many people believe that they are unable to make a claim against their employer legally, or without any reprisal. This simply isn’t true. Not only is it your legal right to claim, but your employment is also protected by law. As such, your employer cannot discriminate against you for making a claim. This means that they cannot fire you, reduce your hours or mistreat you as a result of you making a claim against them.
If you are unsure about making a claim because of this, then hopefully that will help you to make the right decision in the near future.
Making a claim against your employer
When you make a claim against your employer for an accident at work in Uttlesford, it’s all about fact. Who was responsible for the accident? Why and how did the accident happen? When did the accident happen? Could the accident have been avoided? The answers to all of these questions will be sought out by your solicitor who will work on your behalf to build a strong case. The facts will then be presented to your employer and your employer’s insurance company for a response.
If a strong case has been built, then you can usually expect a positive response.
It usually takes 6 – 12 months for a claim to be processed. Months 1 – 3 are all about determining the facts of the case and presenting them in a legal fashion. With an experienced accident claims solicitor at your side, this process is simplified for you – your only input will be to go on a medical examination and to provide some basic details. During this time, depending on the extent of your injuries, you can return to work. This may feel awkward at first, however as we mentioned, your employment is protected by law.
If you have had an accident at work in Uttlesford and you wish to know more about your rights to make a claim, call our 24/7 helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 for free, no obligation advice.