Have I got a fall at work claim?
If you have had an injury in the workplace, and this was caused through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to make a fall at work claim for compensation.
Employer’s responsibilities for a fall at work claim
An employer has legal responsibilities towards you as an employee:
- They have to protect the health and safety of all employees and anyone else affected by the work.
- Most employers have to have employers’ liability insurance with minimum cover of £5,000,000.
Employers liability insurance and a fall at work claim
Most employers have employers’ liability insurance. There are a few exceptions such as government bodies, health authorities, transport executives etc., but although they are exempt from the legal requirement to have employers’ liability insurance, they are not exempt from paying compensation for a fall at work claim, it just has to come from their own funds.
What you need to do in the event of an accident
The best thing you could do, if you wish to make a fall at work claim, is contact Accident Advice Helpline.
The party responsible for paying your compensation will either be an insurance company, local authority, health trust or similar organisation. Whichever it is, it will be a large organisation that employs their own legal team whose job it is to make sure as little compensation as possible is paid out.
Accident Advice Helpline are the people you need. Our in-house solicitors have an extensive amount of experience in such matters. They will remove the complexity involved in a personal injury claim, make sure it runs as smoothly as possible, in as short a time as possible, and get you the best deal possible.
Accident Advice Helpline has three ways for you to make your initial contact with us.
- Our online compensation calculator, also known as our 30-second test
- Our online compensation claim form.
- Telephoning our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 and speaking to one of our friendly advisors.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis and you will have no money to find to start a claim.
There is a three-year time limit on making this type of claim, so don’t delay, contact us today and let us obtain the personal injury compensation that you are entitled to, on your behalf.
Date Published: 29th July 2013
Author: Louise Thacker