How will I know if my employer is liable for my injury claim in Spean Bridge?
Your employer has certain duties towards their employees. If they do not uphold these, they will be liable for an injury claim in Spean Bridge if you are injured in an accident through their fault or negligence and make a claim for compensation.
Health and safety
Aside from standard employment law, employers are required to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. This does not just involve creating a safe working environment, but also means making sure that the workplace is kept in a tidy condition and making sure they have enough room to work in. Failure to do so can create problems in the long term, and may mean they have to face an injury claim in Spean Bridge.
Employer liability doesn’t stop there
There are many things that can cause an accident at work. A few examples are:
- Lack of workspace to be able to work comfortably;
- Excessive twisting and turning;
- Excessive gripping;
- Excessive vibration;
- Lack of breaks;
- Obstructions in walkways;
- Machinery not working properly;
- Staff not trained properly; and
- Lack of protective clothing, which the employer has to provide free of charge.
These are just a sample of the things that could be the reason for an accident. If any of them have caused you to be injured in an accident, your employer could be liable for an injury claim in Spean Bridge.
A former employee could become ill even after they have left their employment, but could still attribute the illness to the time they worked for your employer. For example, this could happen with a small amount of chemicals in the air, which would not affect a person in the short term but over a period of years could have a bad effect on their health. If this happened, the employer would be liable for an injury claim in Spean Bridge.
Employer’s liability insurance
An employer can take all necessary precautions and steps to safeguard their staff, but still an accident can happen. Still someone may claim compensation from them even if it is unclear as to who is at fault. This is where they need employer’s liability insurance to protect themselves. In fact, in the UK, it is law that they have this type of insurance.
Help is at hand
Accident Advice Helpline have many years of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims of every type, including accidents at work. We have in–house solicitors who know how to handle insurance companies, won’t be intimidated by them and will get the best deal possible for the employee. After all, the employer has paid the insurance premiums for many years, and this could be their first liability claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have a freephone number, 0800 180 4123, where anyone wanting to make a compensation claim can speak to one of our friendly advisors. Alternatively, you can visit our website and complete the 30-second test, which will give you a rough idea about how much compensation you can expect to be awarded.
Date Published: 18th September 2013
Author: David Brown