If you work in Kilmarnock and you suffered an injury in the workplace through no fault of your own, the law says that you are entitled to compensation. One of the most assured ways of ensuring to get that compensation is by raising your Kilmarnock car accident claims or workplace injury claims using the online services of us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Any employer with employees must have employee liability insurance
Wherever you work, your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you are able to fulfil your tasks in a safe working environment. On the understanding that you are entitled to compensation if you’re injured and your employer is to blame, that same employer is legally bound to have employee liability insurance in place. If not they can be prosecuted.
Cafe in Ashford fined for not having employee liability insurance
A cafe business that was operating in Ashford was fined for failing to have statutory insurance in place that enables employees to be paid compensation if they fall ill with an occupational related disease, or are injured in the workplace.
Ignorance is no excuse
Following a complaint, the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) established that the cafe did not hold any employee liability insurance. When taken to task over the issue, a company director refused to be interviewed but did confirm in writing that she was ignorant of the fact that this cover was a legal requirement.
The company was fined £400 plus costs
The company were prosecuted in court where they admitted a guilty plea with regard to two breaches of Section 1(1) of the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969. Although nobody had been injured, the company was fined £400 plus another £400 to cover court costs.
We can deal with your Kilmarnock car accident claims or workplace accident claims
When you launch a Kilmarnock car accident claims or workplace claims via the online services of Accident Advice Helpline, our first port of call will be to contact the relevant insurance company with regard to obtaining appropriate financial compensation. If, like the Ashford café mentioned above, your employer does not have insurance in place, the solicitor allocated to your case will pursue other avenues to deal with that issue accordingly.
Checking out how much compensation you could be due for Kilmarnock car accident claims
Wherever the money comes from, you are still entitled to compensation, and to find out how much that compensation could be, you should visit Accident Advice Helpline’s homepage. Once there you will come across our HOW MUCH compensation calculator which takes only 30 seconds to forecast how much compensation you could be awarded.
Every claim we handle at Accident Advice Helpline goes through our no-win, no-fee* compensation claim process. It’s a process that’s highly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen. Should you need help with your claim, call our helpline service on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 19th November 2014
Author: Emma Matthews