Employers owe their employees what is referred to by law as a duty of care. Thus as per law, employees have the right to expect that their employers will provide them with a safe workplace environment. If the former works in a dangerous industry, employers must provide safety gear, equipment, measures and precautions etc.
However, it is difficult to avoid common accidents in the workplace in the Derbyshire Dales because sometimes accidents just happen, especially within certain industries. However, if you are an employee who is now disabled or has developed a condition because of a workplace accident, you could hire one of our solicitors to help you claim against your employers.
Can an employer fire an employee for claiming after common accidents in the workplace in the Derbyshire Dales?
This is the one question that almost every employee asks us. In fact many employees actually do not claim against their employers, because they fear they will be left without a job for claiming against their superiors.
Fortunately, no employee can be fired for claiming. In fact, it is illegal for any employer to let go of their employees solely because a claim was formed by them. It is, after all, every person’s right to claim where they feel they were wronged, through no fault of their own.
What are some of the most common accidents in the workplace?
In our experience the most common accidents in the workplace in the Derbyshire Dales are inclusive but not limited to:
- Electrical fires
- Slips, trips and falls
- Lifting injuries
If you have evidence to back your claim there is no reason you shouldn’t consider claiming.
Why file a claim?
If you succeed in claiming you will be awarded a sum of money in compensation. It will not only compensate you for your financial losses, but you won’t be dependent upon your savings or your insurance policy either – if you have one.
Thus the pros of claiming far outweigh the cons and if you hire one of our no win, no fee* lawyers, you will have a lot to gain, as we will be with you every step of the way.
How you could contact us
You can contact us as and when you please. All you have to do is to dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline. This is our free phone number. Another option is to contact us via your mobile phones, by dialling 0333 500 0993 and we will answer your call right away.
If you cannot call us, text “claim 365” and send this to 88010 and our advisors will call you back. Get in touch today!
Date Published: 11th October 2015
Author: David Brown