If you are employed in the Swindon area and are injured in an accident at work, you could well be entitled to make a Swindon negligence claim for compensation against your employer. All UK employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work, and failure to do so can result in some serious accidents.
One of the most important health and safety rules they should follow is to look very closely at everything to do with the work, the way it is carried out and the premises it is carried out in. They have to look for potential dangers, and rectify the situation where possible. If they can do nothing about it, all staff has to be made aware of the hazard, and clear warning signs must be on display.
This is known as a risk assessment, and all employers, no matter what their trade or profession, have to carry them out and act on their findings. This is not a one off thing they have to do, it should be done on a regular basis because it goes a long way towards the safety of the employees.
Making a Swindon negligence claim against your employer
Employees are often reluctant to make a claim against their employer because they fear they will lose their job, or it will affect the jobs of others.
It is very rare that an employer would settle the compensation claim themselves. Another legal requirement is employers liability insurance. It would be this that settles the claim. You cannot be fired just for making a claim. If your boss behaved in this way you could have a case for unfair dismissal.
Research has shown that most employees who have made a claim return to work without any problems at all, and that often the claim is not even mentioned.
Using Accident Advice Helpline to make your claim
The simplest and most efficient way to make your compensation claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We are a specialist law firm that has already helped many thousands of innocent victims get the compensation they were entitled to, and deserved.
We will ensure that every area of your accident and injuries are looked into, so that you are awarded a fair amount for the circumstances you now find yourself in. If you would like some idea of how much this could be, complete our 30-second test. It will be an estimate and not a guaranteed amount, as there are so many things that can affect the outcome of your claim.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and have a chat with our friendly advisors. They will put you at ease about making a claim, and guide you every step of the way if you decide to proceed. You can also contact them on your mobile by calling 0333 500 0993.
If you have been injured in an accident at work, it is not just for the compensation you should make a claim. You would be highlighting the problem that caused your accident, and could prevent it happening to someone else. So make that call today.
Date Published: 22nd November 2014
Author: David Brown