Accidents at work
If you have been involved in an accident at work then you might want to make a claim for compensation. If so, then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline today to speak to our personal injury lawyer in Ayr and see if she can help you make a claim against your employer.
Making a claim against an employer
Our personal injury lawyer in Ayr is an expert in work based accidents and as such has helped countless workers make successful claims against their employer.
One of the things our personal injury lawyer in Ayr hears on a regular basis is people detailing their fears about making a claim against an employer. Many people understandably worry that things will get awkward if they make a claim against an employer. Some even worry that they will lose their job, or that they will become the source of company gossip around the water cooler.
While our personal injury lawyer in Ayr obviously cannot comment about what people do or don’t talk about (although, with respect to certain aspects of any claim there is understandable confidentiality between all parties involved) one this is for certain – if you have been injured as the result of an accident caused by somebody else you have a legal right to make a claim for compensation. This is arguably especially true if you have been injured in the work place.
Legally speaking all employers have a duty of care to the staff who work for them. They are also bound to ensure that they have the relevant insurance policies in place to cover them should the unfortunate occur and a member of staff be injured whilst at work or performing their duties. This can also cover visitors on site who have a legitimate reason to be there.
Employers should ensure that the building is safe, that all walkways and paths are well maintained (this includes gritting during adverse weather conditions), that all gas appliances are tested on a regular basis, that all machinery is checked and that proper training is provided to all members of staff before they take on a new task. Risk assessments should be conducted on a regular basis, especially if a member of staff has announced a medical condition or pregnancy.
Your personal injury lawyer in Ayr will be able to check whether there have been any lapses on these fronts, and if this has led to your injury then you will be able to make a successful claim against your employer.
You do not need to worry about being sacked as legally your employer will have no right to do this; however, if you do have any concerns, speak to your personal injury lawyer in Ayr and they will be able to discuss this in more detail with you.
Take the test
To find out if you could make a claim against your employer take our 30 second test today, and then contact our personal injury lawyer in Ayr for more information.
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th March 2014
Author: David Brown