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Employers have to make sure their staff are safe when they are at work. It is their legal duty to do this. If they do not do so and an employee is injured through their negligence, they can face prosecution which can result in heavy fines and even imprisonment.
Most employers are aware of this and do their best to follow health and safety guidelines, but there are some who put profit before safety and can be putting their employees in danger.
Injuries in the workplace vary greatly, but can be very serious and sometimes even end in death. If the employer’s negligence is the cause, the victim (or in the case of a death, their family) will be entitled to claim compensation.
Some employees will not contact no win no fee* Clipsham lawyers to make a claim
Many employees are put off making claims because they do not know how their employer will react and if they will keep their job. It is illegal for an employer to treat you any differently because you have used no win no fee* Clipsham lawyers to make a claim against them, and if they do then you also have a case for an employment tribunal.
It is more than likely that it will not be the employer who settles the claim. Apart from a few exceptions, such as government departments, employers have to have employers’ liability insurance, and this would settle the claim.
Your employer should have their insurance certificate on display so that all employees know they are covered. If they do not display it, they have to produce it on request. If they do not have the insurance, they are liable for a fine of £2,500 per day they are without it.
Another rule is that risk assessments should be carried out. This does not have to be done by someone external, but simply involves the employers looking at the business closely and identifying any risks. They should then take action to reduce the risk and record what they have done. Some employers involve the employees in this process, as they might spot something the employer has missed.
Making a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in an accident at work, or any other accident, as long as it was not your fault and your injuries needed medical attention, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline have been assisting victims to do this for over 15 years, and have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Many thousands of claimants have received our assistance and the compensation they deserved.
You can contact our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly professional advisors to put your claim in motion, or you can complete the 30-second test on our website for a rough idea of the amount you may be awarded.
Date Published: 28th January 2014
Author: David Brown