It’s one of those minor tragedies of modern life that we tend to spend such a large proportion of our lives in the work place. It’s bad enough at the best of times but when employers take short cuts we can be the ones to suffer. So in this article we’re going to look at what’s involved in claiming compensation in Cherwell for an accident in the workplace.
The first thing people ask in these situations is whether their income is protected. Let’s say for a moment that you have been injured in an accident and you can expect to be off work for six months. That’s a long time and it’s longer than most companies will provide full sick cover for.
Some will have a period of time when you can be paid sick pay. Beyond that you will have a lower amount or even nothing at all while you are off work. A few of the nastier employers will even go so far as to deny sick pay to anyone.
Your employer’s obligations
As to working out whether or not you are entitled to make a claim, this can be tricky and will require the services of a lawyer who is skilled in employment law.
Your employer is required to take all necessary precautions to make sure the office environment is as safe as possible. This includes keeping all fittings in a safe and secure place and ensuring the environment is good for you.
This can be the silliest things. For example, one case recently saw a company change from fluorescent lighting to LED in an attempt to save money. The problem is that it caused one of their employees to experience agonising migraines which is a syndrome which can happen to anyone. The company refused to change the lighting back – not even in the employee’s area making it impossible for him to continue.
In those circumstances, as long as the employee can demonstrate that his or her health issues are related to the light they may well be entitled to make a claim.
Claiming compensation in Cherwell
If you think you have a good case to make, the best thing you can do is contact Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our representatives. They will be able to answer your questions and tell you if you have a good chance of winning.
If we do, then we can offer our services to help you secure compensation in Cherwell. This involves bringing together a team of legal professionals each of whom has dedicated experience in employment law.
Even so we can’t guarantee success which is why we operate on the basis of no win no fee. If we can’t win for any reason we will not expect to be paid.
So to find out how we can help you claim compensation in Cherwell, call our team on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown