If you started a new job, and on that same day you were injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, you would have just as much right to make a Luton accident at work claim as someone who has been with that employer for 20 years. If you only work part time and are injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, where health and safety is concerned, you have the same legal rights a full time worker has and would be able to make a Luton accident at work claim for compensation.
This is because all employees, no matter what their age, sex, creed, what job they do, or who they work for, should be able to expect to be safe while they are at work, and all employers in the UK have a legal duty to make sure this is the case.
No discrimination from accidents and for a Luton accident at work claim
Accidents do not discriminate – they will happen to anyone at any time and are not one bit fussy who you are or what you do, which is why the personal injury laws relating to them are the same.
- You must have been in an accident that someone else caused, or made ill by the actions of another person
- Any injuries or conditions you sustained must have needed medical attention
- The accident must have happened within the last three years, unless you have an industrial condition when the time limit is three years from the date of diagnosis
Protecting you from industrial illnesses is as much an employer’s responsibility as protecting you from one of accidents, and even if you have left their employment, if you get one of these conditions because of their negligence, you can still make a Luton accident at work claim for compensation.
Making a Luton accident at work claim for compensation
Some employees are concerned about making an accident at work claim because of fears that it will affect the business and mean workmates lose their jobs. They should not let this worry them though because their employer should have employers liability insurance, and it is this that settles the claim for compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been dealing with accident at work claims since we were established in June 2000, and they are just one are of personal injury claims, which we specialise in. In fact, we have become one of the largest specialist law firms in the UK, having nationwide coverage for all innocent victims of accidents.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to our friendly advisers. They will help you all they can to get your claim started, if that is what you decide you want to do after having a chat with them.