Accidents at Work Claims
Accidents at work are a common form of injury and Graham Evans & Partners are regarded for their high quality of work in the field of personal injury.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an accident at work, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Your employer has a duty to protect you and tell you about health and safety issues that affect you. They also have a legal obligation to report certain accidents and incidents, and to pay you statutory sick pay, or contractual sick pay if you are entitled to it, if you need time off because of an accident at work.
The law requires every employer to be insured against claims arising from injury to an employee during the course of work.
The law requires that all employers provide and maintain:
- a safe to place to work with safe means of access
- safe appliances and equipment and plant for doing the work
- a safe system for doing the work
- competent and safety-conscious personnel.
The law requires employers to have arrangements in place for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of preventative and protective measures to safeguard against injury.
If an employee was in part at fault for the accident the court is still able to award damages but will reduce those damages to such extent as may be "just and equitable".
People do worry about claiming. They should not. It is a legal right. Yet it is so important that decisive legal representation by a specialist is obtained.
If you or a family member have been injured and you want to know if you have the right to redress please call us or use the email enquiry link now.