All UK employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their staff while they are at work. Most times you are perfectly safe in your job, but sometimes health and safety measures are not as strict as they should be and employees get injured through no fault of their own. In this situation, you may be able to make a South Somerset workplace injury claim, and be awarded compensation for what you have been put through.
Making a claim can be a daunting prospect. Victims get concerned about how their relation ship with their employer will be after making a claim, and if the claim will affect the viability of the business.
These are two problems that can be addressed quite easily. Firstly it is illegal for an employer to treat you any differently just because you have made a claim, and they can face an employment tribunal if this is how they behave. Secondly, it is normally an insurance company that settles a South Staffordshire workplace injury claim, as most employers have to purchase employers liability insurance to cover such events.
You should make a South Somerset workplace injury claim
Your life can be totally different after an accident, and even if you fully recover, there will be a period of turmoil, pain and suffering. If this was not your own fault, the law says you should be compensated, whether it is your employer or someone else that was at fault.
Research shows that most people do not turn nasty after a claim is made against them. Often the guilty party will help with the claim, especially as the compensation is not coming from their own pocket.
If you need to make a South Somerset workplace injury claim, just get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and we will be by your side all the way through the process of claiming your compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
If you need to claim compensation for any type of injury, from any sort of accident that was not your fault, have a chat with our friendly advisors to see if you fit the rules for making a claim. You can talk with them without any obligation or pressure to go ahead with a claim, and our advice will be given to you free of charge.
So pick up your phone today and call us on 0800 689 0500 if you are using a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile. If you would prefer that we call you just text ‘claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 20th October 2014