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.
Every employer is responsible for protecting employees, contractors and visitors from all accidents and injuries. This means that have to:
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 injured at work then you may be able to make a personal injury claim. You can make a personal injury compensation claim if your injury was caused by the negligence of a colleague.You will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay. Your right to sick pay should be in your employment contract or your terms and conditions of employment.
Do not accept compensation from an insurance company acting for your employer without taking legal advice. You may find that you have settled for less than you are actually entitled to.
You will need to prove that your injury, occupational illness or disease was caused by the negligence of your employer. How to win your Personal Injury Claim 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. These are called Employer Liability claims. The book takes you quickly and simply through essential information on;
You start your claim using the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims. The Employee Rescue Guide explains what you must prove, in order to be successful, such as;
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