‘No Win, No Fee*’ in Swale
Whenever you go to work, and whatever your job might involve, you go knowing and feeling confident that your employer has a responsibility towards your safety. As part of this, they should take any and all measurements to ensure that as you go about your duties, you are safe.
Should they fail in this regard, you or a colleague could sustain injuries. Should this happen, you have the right to seek ‘no win, no fee*’ Swale solicitors who can claim compensation on your behalf.
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Whilst it’s widely accepted that certain jobs and tasks have more of a risk attached to them, your employer has the same duty of care towards you. A job as a Police Officer for example carries more risk on a daily basis than one as a secretary, however both of their employers have the same duty towards them.
Should the role in question carry more of a risk, then the employer has more responsibility and it is up to the employer to ensure that with each employee and each different role, they modify their health and safety guidelines accordingly. For example, the rules they put in place to safeguard a security officer as he or she went about their duties might be entirely different to those put into place for an administration assistant. This is why it is so important that a business owner or their Human Resources department takes the time to individually carry out a risk assessment for each separate role and amends their regulations accordingly.
Should they fail to do so, and the employee become injured as a result, then that employee would have the right to make a claim for compensation through ‘no win, no fee*’ Swale solicitors.
Consider a role in which a main duty was to work inside a large cold area such as a refrigerator or freezer. The guidelines which are put into place to safeguard each employee would be specialised to their duties inside their working environment but it would be expected that they would be given specialist clothing to protect them from the cold and given regular breaks to ensure their core body temperatures did not drop. In the event of the failure of their employer to do this, they could become seriously ill or injured from a freezer burn and in this case, they could turn to Accident Advice Helpline to seek compensation on their behalf.
Seeking Compensation through ‘No Win, No Fee*’ Swale Solicitors
Many people with serious injuries do not seek compensation against an employer because they fear for their long term working relationship. The professionalism of ‘no win, no fee*’ Swale solicitors from Accident Advice Helpline can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve whilst maintaining a strong relationship with your employer. To assess your eligibility to seek compensation, Accident Advice Helpline offer a 30 second test. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 17th November 2014
Author: David Brown