An Employer’s Legal and Moral Responsibility
Employers, no matter in what field their business operates or how large or small their workforce is, have a legal and moral responsibility to the safety and wellbeing of their employees. What this means is that they are required to make sure that working environments are safe, that employees are fully trained to ensure that they can do everything to keep themselves safe and that all relevant health and safety measures are met. The vast majority of employers take this responsibility very seriously and are excellent at safeguarding their employees, however, there are some, that for one reason or another do not meet expectations and this can lead to an injured employee.
What Can an Injured Employee do?
If an injured employee has suffered their injury due to the fact that their employer did shirk their responsibility by not doing everything required of them to keep the employee safe then this injured employee is entitled by law to seek compensation. This legal recourse is in place not only to hold the employer to account for their actions but also and arguably more importantly, in order to provide the injured employee with some form of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial implications of their injury.
How Long do you Have to Claim?
For the majority of personal injury claims cases there is a period of three years from the incident in question in which a potential claimant can begin proceedings and after this time has elapsed then their ability to claim has also. The only exceptions to this time limit are cases which deal with an injury to a minor and cases related to industrial diseases such as asbestos poisoning due to the time that it can take for symptoms of these kinds of ailments to develop.
Who Can Help you to Claim?
If you believe that you may have a valid personal injury compensation claim then the best people for you to trust with your claim are Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline have been handling all manner of claims for over 13 years and can use all of the experience they have accrued in this time to make sure that they deal with your case in the best way possible and get you all the compensation that you deserve. What’s more, they have also been awarded the official endorsement of consumer campaigner Esther Rantzen as evidence of their outstanding work over the years.
How Can you Get in Touch With Them?
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either of their dedicated helpline numbers of 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and will always reach a friendly and professional advisor who will be happy to help.
Date Published: 14th October 2013
Author: David Brown