Many people incorrectly feel that they are unable to bring a claim against their employers and are understandably afraid of the consequence a claim may have on their employment. However people may not know that employers are insured against a claim and therefore it is important to know that should you have an accident at work you are legally entitled to make a claim.
Your employer is unable to treat you differently at work if you make a claim or even discipline or dismiss you.
Your employer has a duty of care to protect you during your employment.
SKR Legal Solicitors can assist you if you have been injured at work due to an accident in the workplace. Our specialist Solicitors have worked on numerous cases where claims have been made on behalf of employees who have been injured due to faulty equipment or insufficient/non training or a failure in Health and Safety Regulations in the workplace. It may be that your injury at work is a result of continual exposure to incorrect working procedures.
With all Accidents at work claims, you need to make sure that the accident book was correctly completed.
WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVE?
You may think that if you have an accident at work then you have an automatic entitlement to compensation. In fact to succeed with an accident at work claim you must first be able to prove that the accident was the fault of your employer.
Employers should test machinery regularly, provide adequate safety equipment, or inform their employees of dangers in the workplace, and how to avoid them. If an employer ignores their responsibilities of failing to comply with Health and Safety laws put in place to make the workplace safer, and you’re injured as a result, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Our lawyers have the expertise to recognise whether you have a potential claim and can receive compensation. Whether it is apparent to you or not we would always recommend that you seek legal advice.
Did you know?…any claim that you make should be done within three years of the accident taking place.