We all expect to be able to go to a safe environment in the workplace, but it’s surprising how often employers let their guard slip. If you’ve been involved in an accident at work and been hurt as a result, then it’s important to know your rights. This guide will show you how to find a personal injury lawyer in Betws Garmon who has specific experience in employment law, and also how you can improve your chances of winning your case.
What your employer must do
Every employer must take reasonable precautions to make the working environment as safe as possible. How they do that could depend on the environment in question, as different workplaces have different risks attached to them. They will have to carry out a risk assessment and make sure everything in the workplace is as safe as it possibly can be.
However, it’s not just accidents about which they need to be worried. They should have their eyes open about the risk of long-term conditions. A noisy environment, for example, could lead to what’s known as industrial deafness if precautions are not taken.
One of the first things about which people worry is whether the decision to make a claim will affect their employment status if they are still working at the same place.
It is against the law for any employer to dismiss an employee because they are making a personal injury claim against them. If that were to happen, or you faced discriminatory treatment as a result of making the claim, you could be able to launch a claim against them for unfair dismissal. If either of these things happen, you should consult a lawyer.
People are also worried about sick pay if the injury forces them off work. This will depend on the agreement you reach with your employer; many will pay sick pay for a certain period of time, but may reduce this if you are off for a long period of time.
However, if you do miss out on earnings as a result of any injury, then there is good news — this should be folded in as part of your compensation fee. You should make a note of any money on which you feel you’ve missed out as a result of the injury, while the court will also take into account any earnings you might miss in the future as a result of your injury.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Betws Garmon
If you want to find a personal injury lawyer in Betws Garmon who can help with workplace injuries, Accident Advice Helpline is the place to go. We have a team of people who are specialised in every aspect of personal injury law, and they will be happy to help you out.
So, to find a personal injury lawyer in Betws Garmon, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown