Employees can end up having to make personal injury compensation claims for Holyhead accidents if they have been injured in accidents that were not their own fault at work. Here we look at how that can happen and what can be done about it.
Personal injury compensation claims for Holyhead occupational accidents
Accidents in work happen in Holyhead in the same way as they can happen in any part of the country. Sometimes the employer is to blame. When this is the case, the employee may be able to start a personal injury claim so long as they have visited a doctor for their injuries. The claim has to be made within three years – this is the legal time limit for most occupational accident claims.
The claims process is a legal way for the injured employee to get some compensation for their injury. A sum of money is paid as compensation for the injuries. In most instances these days, the compensation is actually paid by an insurance company. The employer takes out an Employers Liability Insurance policy for this very eventuality.
The injured employee is entitled to claim compensation for the injury itself and for the money that they have lost because they are injured. In the past employees have claimed for lost wages, for extra child care costs and for personal care expenses.
Accidents at work
An employer has a legal duty of care to provide a safe working environment and safe working practices for their employees. Here are a few ways in which good employers discharge that duty:
- They risk assess all tasks so they know exactly what hazards their employees will be facing. Then they put measures in place to remove or minimise those hazards.
- They provide their employees with the correct equipment for the job and make sure that the equipment is well maintained so that it works correctly and safely.
- They provide appropriate training to their employees so that they can carry out their job safely. They update that training as necessary.
If you feel that your accident at work was caused by your employer failing to carry out one of the above then you may have grounds to start a personal injury claim.
This is where Accident Advice Helpline can help
We can handle personal injury compensation claims for Holyhead occupational accidents. We have years of experience in this field so pick up the phone and call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Find out more about starting a claim – today!
Date Published: 17th May 2015
Author: David Brown