Is there an Employee Liability?
Your employer has certain responsibilities towards their staff, they have to make sure you have a safe work environment, they have to make sure you have enough room to work in comfortably, they have to make sure you take proper breaks during the working day, they have to make sure you take all of your holiday entitlement and amongst other things, supply all the necessary safety clothing and equipment. It is compulsory they have employers liability insurance, so that should they have a compensation claim against them, the insurance company pays it out.
There is Employee Liability as well
You, as an employee do not need to take out any form of insurance to cover yourself for employee liability. However, you do have responsibilities towards your employer, such as:
- Not appearing at work the worse for alcohol, this is a sackable offence
- Keep you work area in a tidy condition, if not you may cause someone else to have an accident
- Ensure you wear any protective clothing provided
- Ensure any machinery is in proper working order before you use it, if not report it immediately
- Take any breaks that are part of the working day, tiredness can lead to lack of concentration which can be lethal
Accidents Still Happen
Even if you and your employer follow all the health and safety guidelines there will still be occasions when accidents happen. Accidents at work can be very nasty and cause untold damages to the person involved, both physical and psychological.
It is not only one off accidents that are the problem, you could incur an injury over a long period, something like repetitive strain injury, back damage, carpel tunnel syndrome, lung disease, or some form of psychological illness to name just a few. These do not always become apparent until you have moved on from an employer, but if you can attribute a particular condition to a particular employment then you can claim compensation.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are specialists in personal injury, no matter the cause.
We have a wealth of expertise gained during our many years in aiding people with their injury compensation claims.
You can contact our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our friendly professional advisors, to put your claim in motion, or you can complete the 30-second test on our website for a rough idea of the amount you may be awarded.
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Date Published: 22nd July 2013