I’m an Agency Worker – Can I Make a Compensation Claim for a Workplace Accident?
If you are employed through an agency, the process for making a compensation claim may seem a little confusing. If you have an accident in your workplace and it was someone else’s fault, can you make a claim in the same way as permanent members of staff?
The answer is yes, you most certainly can make a compensation claim Skelmorlie. The process is exactly the same as it would be for a permanent member of staff. There are some ways your employer should protect you so that the risk of accidents is kept to a minimum, just as they would for a full time member of staff.
You may be directly employed by your agency but the onus lies with your place of work to ensure you receive adequate training to carry out your role effectively and safely. If you are in the construction industry, for example, you should be shown how to deal with equipment safely and be provided with suitable personal protection equipment. If your job is office based, you should have a risk assessment done to ensure you are not at risk from suffering injuries, such as repetitive strain injury. If you haven’t received the correct training and you end up becoming injured, you can make a compensation claim Skelmorlie.
No matter what role you undertake in the workplace, you should be supervised to ensure you are carrying it our effectively and to minimise the chance of any accidents and injuries. It doesn’t mean that someone should be standing over your shoulder all day; it just means that you should have someone to support you and talk to if you have any issues. The employer at your place of work should inform you about your supervisor from your first day, so there is no room for confusion.
Access Safety Documents
There will be safety documents at your place of work and you should be provided with access to these, even as an agency worker. If the employer at your workplace refuses to give you access to these, you should speak to your agency as it is imperative that you are aware of health and safety procedures from the offset.
If you are involved in an accident which causes you to be injured and you wish to make a compensation claim in Skelmorlie, you should speak to an adviser at Accident Advice Helpline. The lines are open 24/7, so you can always find an adviser available to deal with your query. The solicitors are highly specialised in their own individual areas and can offer you plenty of advice and support throughout the claim process. The ‘no win, no fee*’ obligation means that no matter what the outcome is of your claim, you don’t need to worry about being left out of pocket.