Any accident that occurs in the workplace is ultimately your employer’s responsibility. Your employer is responsible for providing you with a workplace that is free from hazards, and must carry out extensive risk assessments and develop comprehensive health and safety policies to comply with the law.
Your rights following an Epsom and Ewell accident at work
If you sustain an injury in an accident caused by your employer’s failure to comply with the law, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Your employer should have an insurance policy to cover the cost of accident at work claims and therefore, your employer’s insurers should pay out for any compensation awarded to you as a consequence of your Epsom and Ewell accident at work claim.
If you are entitled to make a claim, you should not have to think twice about exercising your legal rights with the help of the personal injury lawyers here at Accident Advice Helpline. While the prospect of taking legal action against your employer may seem daunting, your employer cannot lawfully dismiss you for making a claim. If you just so happen to lose your job as a result of your claim, you may have a case for unfair dismissal.
Time limits to bring your Epsom and Ewell accident at work claim
If you wish to make a claim for your Epsom and Ewell accident at work, you must remember that time limits will apply to your case. If you were over the age of 18 at the time of your accident, you will usually have three years in which to make your claim. This three-year period may begin on the date of your accident or the date on which you were diagnosed with your injury, depending on which was latest. If you were under the age of 18, the rules are slightly different in that the three-year period runs from your 18th birthday.
It is vital to ascertain the exact time limits for your claim, and at Accident Advice Helpline, we will help you to do just that. We can advise you as to whether you have a valid claim and, if applicable, estimate the size of the compensation settlement you could receive from your employer’s insurers. We have extensive experience in handling all types of accident at work claims and can offer you an unparalleled legal service on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
To find out more, please call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly advisers, or use our 30-second test and we will call you back.
Date Published: 17th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell