Employees sometimes need to use our injury lawyer in Tong when the negligence of their employer causes them to be injured in an accident at work.
Employers are supposed to protect the health and safety of all employees and visitors to their premises and if they fail in this duty, they could have to face an injury lawyer in Tong with a compensation claim.
Avoiding facing an injury lawyer in Tong
The trade or profession of an employer decides what health and safety measures need to be in place. Some industries are more dangerous to work in than others. Farming appears to be the most hazardous of all, closely followed by the construction and warehousing industries.
No matter what their business is, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have a very user friendly website that details all the measures needed and ignorance of the rules is no defence when an injury lawyer in Tong is helping with a personal injury claim.
Employers liability insurance
Among the long list of general health and safety rules is the fact that most employers should have employers liability insurance. There are some exceptions to this rule, such as government departments and agencies, which pay any compensation out of their own funds, but the majority of accidents at work are settled by an insurance company.
Each year, the insurer provides a certificate of renewal so that the employer can prove that their staff are covered. Sensible bosses put this on display for everyone to see, but at the very least should show it to an employee on request.
If they refuse, the employee can ask HSE to intervene, and if the employer refuses to show it to them, they can face a fine of £1000. Even worse than this though, if the employer is not just being awkward, but does not have the insurance, HSE can fine them up to £2500 per day they are without cover. It has to be cheaper to get the employers liability insurance to start with and it will save them having to pay any compensation out of their own funds.
The easy way for employees to make a claim
At Accident Advice Helpline we have made the process of making a claim as easy as possible for employees and for anyone else injured in any type of accident that was not their fault.
We have been successfully making claims since June 2000 and have many thousands of grateful past claimants who received the compensation they were entitled to and deserved.
Many victims start their claim by completing our 30-second test to get an estimate of how much they could be awarded and others call our friendly and helpful advisers on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 to get answers to any questions they may have about making a claim.
Whichever method is your choice of making contact with us, you will find that a fast and efficient claim is so much easier with Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 21st July 2014