Unfortunately, numerous workers and employees sustain serious injuries due to common accidents in the workplace in County Durham. Though often employers take the necessary steps required to prevent such accidents from affecting their employees, there’s no guarantee as to what might happen, or when.
As an employee you have the right to expect that you will be provided with a safe working environment. Those of you that are employed in more dangerous industries, such as the construction industry, have a right to expect that employers will provide you with safety equipment and protective gear and safety precautions will be taken.
How does Employer’s Liability affect claiming after common accidents in the workplace in County Durham?
Employers Liability is a type of insurance policy. According to the policy, should an employee sustain injuries or develop a disease or condition, during his or her course of employment, employers will be able to compensate that employee through the policy.
Where common accidents in the workplace in County Durham are concerned, compensation is awarded in the form of money. So, you will be compensated, monetarily, for any losses that you might have incurred because of the accident.
However, in order to do so, you need to provide evidence proving that you were not liable for the accident.
Can your employers fire you for claiming?
Employees are legally allowed to claim against their employers, which means that an employer cannot let go of an employee for claiming against him or her.
This does not mean that employees are immune and cannot be fired at all. Employers can fire employees for being in breach of company policies, or for not abiding by the company’s rules and regulations.
How to claim?
Here’s what you need to do, if you are considering filing a claim against your employer:
- Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline
- Get an appointment with a medical professional to have a look at your injuries, carry out tests and make medical notes
- Collect as much evidence as you can
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline
Looking for a solicitor? You can contact us by dialing 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, if you have access to one.
If not, you can contact us on our freephone number by dialling 0800 689 0500. One of our advisors will answer your call and assist you with your questions and answer your queries.
You may even text us on 88010. All you have to do is to text “claim 365” and send it on the aforementioned number. Get in touch today to start claiming with us!
Date Published: 9th October 2015
Author: David Brown