Accidents can happen in any occupation and in any situation. They are not limited to the industrial estates in Redhill; every workplace here presents its own unique set of accident risks.
Regardless of the sector in which you work, your employer has a legal duty to protect you and inform you about any health and safety issues that may affect you whilst you are at work. They also have a legal obligation to report certain accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and to pay you sick pay if you are entitled to it.
Don’t suffer in silence – make an accident at work claim
If you have been injured in an accident at work and you believe your employer may have been at fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim through an accident lawyer in Redhill. By law, your employer should possess employer’s liability insurance, which will cover the cost of your accident claim. Your employer should have displayed a certificate of insurance in a prominent place in your workplace. If you cannot find this certificate, your employer should be able to provide you with the details you require.
Don’t settle your claim without contacting an accident lawyer in Redhill
Your employer’s insurance company may contact you directly to offer you an early compensation settlement. However, you should think very carefully before accepting such an offer. While an early settlement can seem attractive, you may end up settling your case for a small fraction of the amount of compensation you are legally entitled to receive. If you are considering accepting a settlement, remember that the aim of compensation is to put you back in the position you would have been in had your accident not occurred. To ensure you do not lose out financially, you should seek the advice of an accident lawyer in Redhill before you agree to a compensation pay out.
At the Accident Advice Helpline, our experienced legal team can advise you on your options, providing you with access to a 100% no win, no fee lawyer should you wish to receive a fair compensation settlement for the injuries and financial losses you have encountered.
To get in touch with us, please call our Freephone helpline or use our 30-second test.
Date Published: 21st February 2014
Author: Jan Newell