An employer’s duty of care
Every employer has a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees. If they fail in this legal obligation and an employee is injured as a result, they are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Common workplace accidents include slips, trips and falls, manual handling injuries and construction accidents to name but a few. Such accidents can result in a financial burden on you and your family, as well as the pain and upset these accidents can cause. Whatever the circumstances, your employer is liable, and your employment status will not be affected by a claim.
The range of services
Accidents can arise out of a huge range of circumstances, so by soliciting the services offered by an experienced firm of solicitors, you can be safe in the knowledge that they will have likely encountered cases similar to yours in the past, which can help to increase the claim’s success rate.
Common injury at work compensation services include:
- Agricultural accidents
- Construction work accidents
- Factory accidents
- Workplace violence
- Slipping and tripping injuries
- Machine work equipment injuries
- Military incidents
The majority of injury at work solicitors will work on a no win no fee basis. This means that if your case is unsuccessful you will not end up paying a penny. This removes the element of risk from the claim, allowing individuals to pursue compensation without financial reprisals. Even if the claim is successful, in the majority of cases solicitors’ fees will be recovered from the employer. Established injury at work compensation solicitors will provide a no obligation consultation and offer advice on the likely success of the claim.
Compensation claim limitations
The earlier you start your compensation claim the better. Although legally speaking claims have a three year limit on the time period during which you are allowed to make a claim, although obviously the sooner claims are brought, the clearer the facts in employers’ and employees’ heads. However, in some cases if you weren’t sure of your rights at the time of the accident, you may still be entitled to make a claim after this time period.