It is the duty of your employer to ensure that your workplace is as safe as it can be. If your employer fails in their duty of care to you and you are injured in a Runnymede accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Creating a winning Runnymede accident at work case
When you file a Runnymede accident at work claim, you will need to prove your employer was negligent and thus responsible for your accident. Typically, there are four requirements for a claim based on negligence:
- Element #1: Duty of care
Your first step is to determine whether your employer owed you a duty of care. This is simple, as your employer has a legal duty to ensure your health and safety by protecting you from the risks that may arise from your work activities.
- Element #2: Breach of the duty of care
Next, you must establish whether your employer breached their duty of care by doing, or not doing, something that a reasonable employer would have done under similar circumstances. Your employer may have breached their duty of care by, for example, by failing to undertake risk assessments to identify hazards in the workplace.
- Element #3: Causation
The third element requires you to show that your employer’s negligence actually caused your injury. For example, you must prove that the slippery floor in your workplace caused you to suffer the Runnymede accident at work that led to your injury.
- Element #4: Damages
The final element of a negligence case is damages, which requires you to prove that you suffered an injury and/or financial losses as a result of your accident. You will be able to do this with the aid of medical reports and documentary evidence of your financial losses.
Hiring a Runnymede accident at work specialist
If you think you have sustained an injury as a result of your employer’s negligence, you must contact the Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. Negligence is a complicated area of the law, and your employer and their insurance company will undoubtedly try to dispute your claim. Calling our Freephone helpline and hiring one of our 100% no win, no fee lawyers will help you to negotiate your claim from a position of strength, improving your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 27th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell