Your employer has a duty to ensure your safety whilst you are undertaking activities either on or off your work premises.
If your employer falls short of their obligations, and fails to provide you with a safe environment to work in, you will have a right to pursue a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ Canterbury accident at work claim through the experienced team here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Following the Personal Injury Protocol for Canterbury accident at work claims
Following calling our Freephone helpline and making the decision to start your Canterbury accident at work claim, you must, with our help, send two copies of a Letter of Claim to your employer.
This letter will contain information relating to the general circumstances of your claim, including the nature of your accident, a description of the injuries you have sustained and any supporting documents you would like us to disclose.
Your employer must acknowledge your Letter of Claim within 21 days. If they do not reply within this timescale, you will be entitled to commence legal proceedings.
Requesting evidence in support of your claim
Following acknowledgment of your Letter of Claim, your employer has three months to investigate your claim before admitting or denying responsibility for your accident. When looking into your allegations, your employer must gather the following evidence for your perusal:
• Accident book entries
• First aid reports
• Supervisor’s reports
• Health and safety policies
Where specific regulations apply, your employer may need to supply additional documents. For example, in respect of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, they may need to disclose the following:
• Pre-accident risk assessments
• Post-accident risk assessments
• Accident investigation reports
• Health surveillance records
If your employer is unable to provide you with the relevant documentation, you will have a strong case for Canterbury accident at work compensation.
Settling your claim with the help of our experts
If your employer admits to causing your accident, we will start negotiations with the aim of settling your claim. However, if your employer denies causing your accident, we may have to take your claim through the courts.
It is important to realise that your employer is required to have insurance by virtue of the Employers’ Liability Act and must display a current certificate of insurance in your workplace.
This insurance should provide them with at least a minimum level of cover in the event of a Canterbury accident at work claim and means that your employer’s insurance company will pay out for your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.