The prospect of making a Hinckley and Bosworth accident at work claim may seem daunting, especially if you have a good relationship with your employer. It is important to remember, however, that an accident at work can be costly affair, and if the accident was not your fault, you should not have to suffer the consequences. If you are considering exercising your right to make a claim, keep the following facts at the forefront of your mind:
1. Your employer has a legal duty to ensure your safety
Your employer has a legal duty to protect your safety while you are at work. If they fail to do so, and you suffer a personal injury at work through an act or omission that was not your fault, you will be able to hold them accountable for your injury and financial losses.
2. Your claim could result in remedial action
If your employer has adopted unsafe practices or systems of work, they must identify and address these health and safety risks. A compensation claim may encourage your employer to make changes to reduce or eliminate the risk of subsequent accidents at work.
3. Your employer’s insurance company will handle your claim
All employers are required to possess liability insurance to protect against the cost of Hinckley and Bosworth accident at work claims. Your employer will therefore forward the details of your accident to their insurance company and instruct them to look into your claim. If your claim is successful, your employer’s insurer will meet the cost of your compensation settlement.
4. Your claim should not put you at risk of losing your job
Your employer should not attempt to dismiss you on the basis of your accident at work claim, but if you lose your job or feel forced to hand in your notice, you may be able to bring a claim for unfair or constructive dismissal.
Contact a Hinckley and Bosworth accident at work specialist today
If you decide to make a claim, the first step is for you to call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and discuss the circumstances of your accident with the trained claims advisers here at Accident Advice Helpline. If we feel you have a valid case, and you instruct us to proceed, we will handle your claim on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
Date Published: 17th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell