Employers have many legal responsibilities towards their staff. They have to deal with tax and national insurance, holiday entitlements, sick pay, maternity pay, minimum wage laws, and not least of all, health and safety measures.
The different government departments will fine them heavily for getting things wrong, and make the information they need readily available on a series of websites, and there are numerous helplines to assist employers as well.
There is one big difference between most of them and the health and safety laws though, if the employer gets it wrong, it is only the health and safety regulations being ignored that can cause an employee injuries through no fault of their own, and is the only one that the employer may have to face a Kensington and Chelsea accident at work claim for.
The consequences of your employer getting it wrong
If your employer stops the wrong amount of tax, is paying you below minimum wage, doesn’t let you have your full holiday entitlement, or something similar, it is annoying, and you can report them to the relevant department who will make them comply and possibly penalise them for getting it wrong.
If your employer is negligent in health and safety matters though, they are endangering people’s lives, and it is often employers that act this way that cause accidents at work, and employees to make a Kensington and Chelsea accident at work claim.
How to make a Kensington and Chelsea accident at work claim
If you think you might be entitled to make a Kensington and Chelsea accident at work claim, you firstly have to know that you fit the legal rules that apply to all personal injury claims, which are:
- Someone else must have been to blame for the accident
- You must have sustained injuries in the accident
- You must have needed medical attention for your injuries
- The accident must have happened within the last three years
If these rules fit your situation, you should be getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to make your compensation claim.
Contacting us is as easy as making your claim with us, you can either complete our online claim form, complete our 30-second test or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Whatever your choice, you will speak with our expert claims advisers who are friendly and helpful, giving you all the information you need when you are considering making a claim.
One of the things they will explain is our ‘no win, no fee*’ agreement. This means that we will not ask you for any money to start your claim, and will not send you a bill for legal fees if your claim is not won. Without the worry of financing your claim, you will be able to concentrate on more important things, like getting better.
It does seem that the sooner a claim is made, the more chance of success it has. There does not appear to be any particular reason for this, but it makes sense not to delay starting your personal injury claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 24th September 2014