It is often more difficult to make an insurance claim if you work for yourself. The insurance companies will quite happily sell you the policy, but then want so much proof when you make a claim, that many self employed people do not bother. What many of them do not realise is that if the work they are doing is for an employer, that employer has just as much of a legal duty to ensure they are not injured in a South Northamptonshire accident at work, as they do to protect the wellbeing of their employees.
Self employed workers are exposed to the same potential dangers and hazards has any employees, and have a legal right to the same protection.
South Northamptonshire accident at work and the self employed
The same health and safety regulations apply to all workers, whether they are employed by the employer directly or work for themselves. Safety measures should be in place to protect them all, and if they are injured in an accident at work that was not their fault, they are just as entitled to make a compensation claim.
One of the biggest problems for a self-employed person, who wants to make a claim, is proving how much income they have lost. An employee might have wages slips, but if not their employer will have a wages record which will show any reduction on income.
People who work for themselves will not have this, and usually it is down to their accountant to calculate and specify how much income the accident has caused them to lose.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help victims who work for themselves
If you have been injured in a South Northamptonshire accident at work that was not your own fault, sometime in the last three years, no matter what your employment status is, we can help with your claim.
As one of the leading specialists law firms in the country, we have made the processing of claiming compensation simple and efficient, so that you do not get more stress from making your claim. As our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen will tell you, we care about our claimants always putting their interests first.
Our friendly advisors, who you can speak to on freephone number 0800 689 0500, will be able to help you with whatever information you need about making an accident at work claim. The free legal advice they provide will always be current and relevant to your circumstances.
If you are using a mobile call 0333 500 0993, or text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and an advisor will call you.
Do not let the fact you work for yourself stop you claiming what is rightfully yours, call us now to find out if you can make a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 30th June 2014
Author: David Brown