Claiming Against your Employer
It is the stuff of nightmares and not a decision that people have taken lightly but, in some cases, possibly like yours, the victim of a work place accident or disease has had little option but to claim compensation against their employer. And they have done so with the expert help and support of our solicitor in Sindlesham.
Employers have a whole raft of regulations and guidelines they simply must follow when they employee people, regardless of whether they employ a small team or a huge numbers of people across the UK.
One obligation is to keep you safe from physical and emotional harm in the workplace. Hence, any failings within health and safety need to be dealt with quickly and effectively. Likewise, cases of workplace bullying and harassment must also be dealt with and not ‘swept under the carpet’ as some firms are want to do.
They must also train employees to be able to work and operate machinery effectively and safely; when they do not, accidents can and do happen, leaving people in need of the legal help of a solicitor in Sindlesham.
Machinery and other pieces of equipment must also be kept in good working order and, if defaults are reported, the danger and hazard must be correctly assessed with the appropriate action taken to prevent someone being hurt.
As you can see, there are many rules, regulations, laws and guidelines that employers must follow to ensure the safety of their workforce. When this does not happen and people are hurt, our solicitor in Sindlesham can help the victim claim compensation against their employer.
But like all accidents that people suffer, in order to claim compensation the victim must show that they were NOT responsible for the accident and that the ‘other side’ were.
This is true in cases of industrial accident and disease; to this end, you, as an employee have responsibilities. For example, if it can be reasonably assumed that any damage to the machine made it dangerous to operate, you must not have done so unless you were told to do so. If you were supplied with protective gear, you must wear it and operate any machinery or equipment as you have been trained to do. This is your responsibility to your employer, as well as to yourself.
Would you like to know more about possibly claiming compensation for an industrial accident or disease?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and see if our specialist solicitor in Sindlesham can help you claim the financial justice – and force change for good in many cases too! – that you are entitled to!
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown