Statutory rights at work
When you work for an employer, it is your legal right to have your statutory rights taken into account. Statutory rights come under a range of headings and can change depending on how long you have worked for an employer or what kind of contract you have. When it comes to health and safety, your employer has a duty of care to ensure that your job can be done safely without you being injured during the course of your work.
If your employer does not ensure that all health and safety requirements are taken care of, and you are injured as a result, you may be able to make an injury claim in Powys.
Making an injury claim in Powys
If you want to make an injury claim in Powys, the easiest way to do so is to go through Accident Advice Helpline. Simply call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and our friendly, helpful team of advisors will talk you through your claim.
You will be able to get advice on making a claim and find out how likely it is that your claim will be successful. If you decide to proceed with your injury claim in Powys, the team will hand your case over to one of our dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
You may be able to claim compensation through other sources if your statutory rights are not upheld. Here are some examples of the rights you have as an employee:
- The right to be paid the national minimum wage or more. If you think you are being paid less than this, you are within your rights to demand more money or refuse to work;
- The right to an itemised pay slip. This will tell you where your money is going when it comes to tax and National Insurance;
- The right to paid holiday. You should be getting at least 28 days of paid holiday per year if you work full time;
- The right to paid maternity leave, paternity leave and sick leave;
- The right to work a maximum of 48 hours in a week. If your work week is anything over 48 hours, your employer is breaking health and safety laws. If this amount of work has caused you significant stress or illness, you may be able to make an injury claim;
- The right to notice of dismissal if you have worked more than one month for your employer. You must also be provided with written reasons for your dismissal and be offered paid leave to find more work if you are being made redundant; and
- The right to claim compensation if you are unfairly dismissed.
Date Published: 15th September 2013
Author: David Brown