Health and safety legislation exists to protect you from hazards while you are at work. If you sustain an injury due to carelessness on the part of your employer, you may have a right to claim compensation.
The law is on your side
By law, your employer must comply with health and safety legislation and if they fail to do so, and you suffer an injury in an Elmbridge accident at work, you can hold them liable for your injury. Your employer also has a legal requirement to purchase liability insurance and therefore, if you pursue a personal injury claim against them, their insurance company will handle, and pay out for, your claim.
Improve your chances of claiming compensation
When you file a claim against your employer, you will need to prove that your employer was at fault. If you have an Elmbridge accident at work, you should. therefore. fill in an accident book entry and seek medical attention as soon as possible. You should also take photographs of the accident scene and obtain the names of any witnesses to your accident. If your employer denies causing your accident, you will need this evidence to support your version of the events leading up to your injury.
Make your Elmbridge accident at work claim before time runs out
If you want to take legal action against your employer, you will need to seek advice from Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible as your claim will be subject to strict time limits. The time limit for making an Elmbridge accident at work claim is three years and this means that you must start court proceedings within three years of the date of your accident or three years of the date on which you learned that you had suffered an injury as a result of your accident. If you were under the age of 18 at the time of your accident, the time limit for making an Elmbridge accident at work claim is slightly different in that it begins on your 18th birthday and ends on your 21st birthday.
If you are considering taking legal action, but have not yet spoken to our trained claims advisers, please talk to us about your claim. We offer a 100% no-win, no-fee service. Simply call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and we will assess your case over the phone, or complete our 30-second test and we will contact you about your claim.