Employers in the UK are obliged to take out employer’s liability insurance if they employ staff on their premises. If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident at work, and want to claim compensation as a result, your employer will use this insurance policy to pay your compensation if you win the case. Injury at work law also states that employers have a duty of care to their employees whilst they are at work. If you have suffered injuries in an accident at work, and feel that your employer has been negligent in this respect, call us to find out if you are eligible to make a claim.
Injury at work law can be complex and far-reaching, and by not adhering to it, employers run a risk of being taken to court if one of their employees is injured at work. A negligent employer may do such things as ignore wires or cables that are a trip hazard, use old and unsafe electrical equipment in staff areas, or leave wet floors without a warning notice to alert people to take care.
Injury at work law: slips, trips and falls
These are amongst the most common causes of accidents in the workplace, particularly in an office environment. Slips, trips and falls can result in a sprained ankle, torn ligaments, or a broken leg, and the fact that they can often be easily prevented by the employer make them all the more serious.
Some people are reluctant to claim against their employer, but if you have been injured through their negligence, you have every right to get compensation and a sense of justice for your pain and suffering. Your compensation could be used to replace lost earnings whilst you have been recuperating, or to pay for specialist medical treatment that will speed your recovery.
Injury at work law: our legal partners
We can put you in touch with the best legal representation in your area due to our nationwide network of independent legal partners. All our legal partners are specialists in the field of personal injury compensation, and their expertise is second to none. As they work on the basis of no win, no fee*, this allows our customers to start their compensation claim without having to pay a penny upfront.
Only if you win your case will you need to pay any legal fees, and these can often be claimed back from the other side. If your claim is not successful there is nothing to pay, making this method of claiming compensation financially worry-free.
Injury at work law will be carefully explained when you speak to our advisers, so take the first step today and call our 24-hour helpline.