Knowing your compensation rights as an agency worker
Individuals who are recruited and work on a consultancy basis through an employment agency are generally not eligible to receive the same rights as a permanent employee, although some will be the same or similar. One aspect which is the same is your rights when it comes to making a compensation claim in St Sampsons. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, whether you are a permanent employee or work through an agency, you are eligible to make a claim. There are ways the company should protect you so that the risk of accidents is reduced, just as they would with a permanent member of staff.
In many ways, companies view training as unnecessary for temporary workers as they may leave the company at any time or the job may no longer exist and they often feel that they would be wasting money. In fact, companies have an obligation to ensure your training is kept up-to-date as this helps to ensure you are performing your job adequately and are at less risk of accidents. It is especially true for jobs which require you to handle machinery or equipment that you need specific training on. Training should always be current and you should never feel uncomfortable about carrying out any of the tasks assigned to you.
As an employee in any place of work, you should be provided with the correct safety equipment to be able to undertake your job safely and comfortably. It is especially crucial if you are working in a construction environment or with heavy machinery as these can both be highly hazardous. The type of equipment you should expect includes gloves, hard hat and perhaps reflective gear. If you don’t have this equipment and you become injured at work, you may be able to make a compensation claim in St Sampsons.
Making a compensation claim in St Sampsons
It doesn’t matter what line of work you are in, or if you are an agency worker, you should always have a supervisor you can speak to and seek assistance when you need it. You need someone to be able to go to when issues arise which you don’t know how to deal with, including those which can put you at risk within the workplace.
If you are an agency worker and become injured in your place of work due to negligence, you can make a compensation claim in St Sampsons. An advisor at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to provide you with advice and will put you in touch with an in-house solicitor who will take over your case and will speak to the third party involved. You can call at any time, day or night and an advisor will be available to take your call. If you have suffered at the hands of someone else, don’t delay and call up and make your claim today! You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 19th August 2013
Author: David Brown