While you are carrying out your duties at work, your boss has a legal responsibility to make sure that you are safe and do not come to any harm. If they do not follow the rules and you have an accident because of someone being negligent, then you are entitled to make a personal injury claim, using the South Yorkshire car accident solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline.
You health and safety should be your boss’s first concern when you are at work as without employees well enough to do the job in hand, they may have trouble running their business. If they fail to look after your health and safety and you suffer an injury in an accident that was not your own fault, then you may want to use the services of the South Yorkshire car accident solicitors to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Work related accidents cover a huge range of things that can go wrong. From fatal falls when working at height to minor bumps and bruises. Victims get caught up in machinery, and have accidents with site traffic. Trailing wires in an office particularly are a real danger as are stacks of goods piled too hight that then topple over – hopefully no one is in the way of them.
Employers’ reactions to dealing with South Yorkshire car accident solicitors
If you have an accident at work and decide to use our `south Yorkshire car accident solicitors, we generally find that employers react in one of three different ways, either:
- They are genuinely sorry you have been injured and will help all they can with the claim, often taking the view that they pay the insurance premiums for such events, so why shouldn’t you be paid compensation.
- They are indifferent and not bothered whether you make a claim or not.
- They turn nasty and make life very awkward for you, and any witnesses, at work. If they do start to be like this, because of you making an injury claim against them, then it is illegal and you could actually take them to an employment tribunal.
The only logical reason an employer could turn nasty is because they do not have the insurance they should. Apart a lack of insurance meaning they have to pay the compensation themselves, it is also illegal not to have employers’ liability insurance and is punishable by fines of up to £2500 for each day they are without it.
There are some exceptions to the rule that all employers should be insured, but very few. For example government departments and agencies do not have to be insured and in this case then the compensation would have to be paid by them. In fact anyone funded with public money, such as the police and other emergency services, do not have any type of insurance at all.
Claiming for an accident at work
The simplest way to make a compensation claim against your employers is to let Accident Advice Helpline help you. With 14 years’ experience of making personal injury claims, we have handled numerous cases against employers as accidents at work are very common.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123, or complete our 30-second test on our website. Either way, we are certain you will not regret using our services for assistance in making your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 15th June 2014