Injury claim in Stow-on-the Wold
Stow-on-the Wold is a small market town in Gloucestershire. It is situated on top of an 800 ft. hill, at the convergence of a number of major roads through the Cotswold’s. Some of its residents have to earn a living, whether that be within the village or commute. Their employer, just like anyone elses has rules and regulations to follow and if they don’t, they may face an injury claim in Stow-on-the-Wold.
Ignorance is no defence for an injury claim in Stow-on–the-Wold
Any employer should be fully conversant with employment law accident at work because if they are not and you have an accident, it could be deemed their fault and could be very costly for them. Ignorance is no defence, they should make it part of their job to keep up to date with current legislation.
Health and Safety
Employers have a legal duty to protect you and let you know about all health and safety issues that effect you, usually in the form of a copy of their health and safety policy, but it can be verbal to yourself or an employee who acts as the health and safety representative on behalf of the staff.
Employment Law Says Serious Accidents Must be Reported
The employer must report serious accidents at work to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). There are several types of incidents that fall within the category of employment law accident at work that must be reported. Examples are:
- Major injuries including broken limbs or ribs
- Collapse of scaffolding or walls etc.
- People overcome by gas or fumes
- An injury that would need you to have more than three days off work
If you are involved in an accident, it’s not a bad idea to check that your employer has made the report, before you make your injury claim.
All accidents, no matter how minor should be recorded in an accident book. Not only will a record help you, if in the future you want to make a claim for compensation, but it also helps the employer to see if similar accidents keep happening, so they can take steps to make sure they are avoided. It may be needed in the future if you make an injury claim.
Making a Compensation Claim for your Injury
It is compulsory for most employers to have employers liability insurance and it’s from the insurers you claim your compensation. There should be a certificate on display in the workplace giving all the insurance companies details, but if not, your employer should supply it on request.
Getting the Right Help
Accident Advice Helpline are second to none for dealing with personal injury claims. This is why we have such a good reputation for looking after our clients.
Contact us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, where you can speak to one of our friendly advisors, or you can complete the 30-second test online.
Date Published: 29th September 2013
Author: David Brown