If you take on a new job driving, and on your first day have a Stevenage car accident, you are just as entitled to compensation as if you had been in the job for years. There could be some debate about whether or not your Stevenage car accident comes under road traffic accidents or an accident at work, but that will depend on how the accident happened and who was at fault.
Accidents at work other than a Stevenage car accident
Employers, no matter who they are, have a legal duty to protect your health, safety, and wellbeing while you are at work. No matter what job you do, the same law applies. Employers need to follow the health and safety regulations relating to their business, and if they do not they could have to face a personal injury claim if you are injured in an accident while at work, whether that is a Stevenage car accident or some other type of accident.
Health and safety regulations
Every business should have a health and safety policy and make sure it is adhered to. This is not just for the workforce, but to protect any visitors to the business as well. Throughout a working week, there could be delivery people, engineers, post deliverers, customers, and many others at the premises for one reason or another – they all need to be safe.
Businesses should have employers’ liability insurance in case an employee is injured in an accident that was not their fault, and public liability insurance in case it is a visitor to the business who is injured. Both of these types of insurance often come as part of a business insurance package.
Making sure an accident at work does not happen
The best way to avoid facing personal injury claims of any sort is to make sure the workplace is a safe environment, and that accidents do not happen in the first place. Health and safety rules are there to help with this, and to try and make sure that all employees are safe. If an employers fails in his duty, and an employee is injured at work as a result, not only could they have to face a personal injury claim, but they could be prosecuted and face heavy fines, too. An insurance company will not pay fines for them.
Claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
No matter what your accident is, how it happened, or what injuries you have sustained, as long as someone else caused it then Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim for compensation.
We are a specialist law firm established in June 2000 specifically to help non-fault victims of accidents claim compensation, and we have been very successful at achieving this.
In the 15 years for which we have been trading, there cannot be many accidents and injuries with which we have not dealt, and if you call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile then we can help you with yours, too.
We work on a no win no fee basis, so that victims do not have to concern themselves with financing their claim. No money is needed at the start, or if the claim is lost.
Date Published: 27th June 2014