Employers in the UK have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work, and they should ensure that the work place is a safe environment to be in. Any employee that works for a boss who does not comply, can a make a personal injury claim in Oadby and Wigston against them, if the victim is injured in an accident at work that was not their fault.
The health and safety regulations and avoiding a personal injury claim in Oadby and Wigston
There are health and safety regulations that every employer legally has to adhere to, some are general for all employers and others relate to specific trades and professions. These are in place to try and reduce the number of workers that are seriously injured and killed each year in UK workplaces, and failure to comply with them can result in prosecution.
Monitoring workplaces is part of the role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who as well as making sure that the laws are not breached, will help employers put the correct measures in place.
Most accidents at work happen because the health and safety laws have been ignored in some way, and although most employers take these issues very seriously, there will always be some that flout the law, and put their workers at risk.
If an employee is injured in an accident at work that was not their own fault, they may be entitled to compensation, and the easiest way for them to get this is to make a personal injury claim in Oadby and Wigston with Accident Advice Helpline.
Employers liability insurance settling a personal injury claim in Oadby and Wigston
Unless they are a government department or agency, such as the police, NHS trust etc., most employers legally have to have employers liability insurance, and it would be this that settles any personal injury claims made against an employer.
The fines for not having it are huge, £2500 per day for each day they are without it, so when employers moan they cannot afford the insurance, they should think again, because the fines will be much worse than the premiums.
In many professions and trades, it is not an expensive insurance, although there are some of the more dangerous industries, such as construction, where the premiums can be a bit daunting, but most insurance companies allow the employers to pay the insurance monthly to help with cash flow.
Making a personal injury claim against your employer
The thought of claiming against their employer stops some victims from making a claim, particularly in the smaller businesses. Victims are concerned by the effect the claim could have on the business, when they should be more concerned that their employer was not concerned about how their negligence could cause someone to be injured through no fault of their own.
In this situation they should give Accident Advice Helpline a call on their freephone helpline, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, to talk about making a claim for the compensation they deserve.
Date Published: 28th October 2014