Wakefield Workplace Negligence Injury Claim Lawyers
You have the right not to fear for your health and safety whilst at work. This is because employers have a duty of care towards the safety of their employees which is set out in employment contracts, established under common law and imposed by statute (namely the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974).
If employers are negligent and breach this duty, which results in an injury to an employee, then the employee is entitled to make a compensation claim against their employer.
Employers are responsible for carrying out regular risk assessments to identify hazards in the workplace, training where necessary and competent colleagues to work with. Employers are also responsible for providing their employees with the appropriate equipment to do their jobs, including safety equipment such as gloves, goggles and protective clothing. This includes providing the appropriate computer equipment to prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI) and chairs with the appropriate back support.
Employers are also required to ensure they maintain an accident book so that accidents at work can be tracked and recorded and that serious accidents are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who are the watchdogs for health and safety in the workplace.
Make A Claim Against Your Employer in Wakefield
An employee that wishes to make a claim should speak with one of our workplace injuries compensation solicitors Wakefield who will help you to make a claim against your employer on a no win no fee* basis. Any compensation will be paid out by your employer’s liability insurance, which they are legally required to have in place.
The amount of compensation that will be awarded will depend on the seriousness of the injury and the extent of the employer’s negligence. If the employee is partially to blame then a claim can still be made but the amount of compensation that can be awarded will be reduced to take into account the degree of the employee’s own negligence.
Any claim should be made within three years of the date of the accident that resulted in the injury otherwise the employee may be barred from bringing a claim.
Workplace Injury Accident Claims Solicitors Wakefield
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