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“Guides, documents and templates to help you with your workplace personal injury claim”

Every employer is responsible for protecting employees, contractors and visitors from all accidents and injuries. This means that have to:

  • Give employees all the necessary machinery and tools to do their jobs.
  • Make sure that machines and tools are maintained to a safe condition.
  • The workplace is kept in a safe and tidy condition.
  • Employees are provided with suitable workstations and chairs and the floor and corridors should be clean and free from hazards.
  • Doors and gates are not obstructed.
  • Train all employees who lift heavy objects on how to do this safely.
  • Provide all employees with any safety wear they need to do their jobs, such as ear defenders, dust masks, high vis. jackets, goggles, safety boots etc.

You are also responsible for your own health and safety as well as your colleagues. You might find that any compensation claim you make fails, or the amount you receive is reduced, if you contributed to the accident through your own carelessness. But if you made a mistake because you were not trained or did not see a hazard that should not have been there in the first place, then that would be your employer’s problem not yours. This also applies to occupational illnesses and accidents. Similar rules apply where you are self-employed or a visitor rather than an employee.

If you are unfortunate enough to be injured in an accident at work, you may be able to make a Personal Injury claim for compensation. Accidents do happen in any job and in any situation. They are not limited to factories and building sites; every workplace has its own dangers. Your employer has a duty to protect you from injury at work and tell you about any health and safety issues that affect you. Your employer also has a legal obligation to report certain accidents and incidents and to pay you sick pay.

If you are considering suing your employer, remember that the aim of work accident compensation is to put you in the position you would be in had the accident not occurred. By law, your employer must be insured against injury to employees. Your employer should place a certificate showing the name of its insurance company where it can be seen at work. You can also ask your employer to give you the details if you need them. You will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay at the very least. Your right to contractual sick pay should be in your employment contract or your terms and conditions of employment.

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  • Health and Safety Dismissal by: Employee Rescue £11.99

    Health and Safety Dismissal

    Did you know that Section 100 and Section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 give you protection from dismissal for health and safety reasons? The EU Workplace Health and Safety Directive (89/391/EEC) sets out general principles on measures to protect the safety and health of workers while at work. The Health and Safety Dismissal Guide is your essential step-by-step guide to your rights. It contains critical information on automatically unfair dismissals, your rights under the Employment Rights Act including health and safety law as well as taking your case to ACAS Conciliation and the Employment Tribunal.   This book covers what you need to know, taking you quickly and simply through essential information on;
    Your Employer’s duty of care
    Your legal rights
    Remedies available to you
    Templates
    The latest information on health and safety dismissal
    Guidance on what to do 


  • How to win your Workplace Personal Injury claim by: Employee Rescue £17.99

    Personal Injury at Work is your essential step-by-step guide to making your personal injury claim for compensation of up to £25,000.00 to cover losses you have suffered as a result of an injury at work.

    Personal Injury

    If you are unfortunate enough to be injured in an accident at work, you may be able to make a Personal Injury claim for compensation. Accidents do happen in any job and in any situation. They are not limited to factories and building sites; every workplace has its own dangers. Your employer has a duty to protect you from injury at work and tell you about any health and safety issues that affect you. Your employer also has a legal obligation to report certain accidents and incidents and to pay you sick pay.

    If you are considering suing your employer, remember that the aim of work accident compensation is to put you in the position you would be in had the accident not occurred. By law, your employer must be insured against injury to employees. Your employer should place a certificate showing the name of its insurance company where it can be seen at work. You can also ask your employer to give you the details if you need them. You will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay at the very least. Your right to contractual sick pay should be in your employment contract or your terms and conditions of employment.  The book covers what you need to know, taking you quickly and simply through essential information on;

    • Your legal rights
    • Remedies
    • How to get your compensation
    • Templates and tactics
    • Current legal information