Wednesday 10 June 2015

Accident at work

Following an accident in the workplace, it is understandable that some individuals are apprehensive about coming forward to make a claim against an employer. Here at Garden House Solicitors, we help support you through the process every step of the way.

Garden House Solicitors of Hertfordshire
An employer owes a strict duty of care to protect each individual employee from sustaining a work related illness or injury, during the course of employment. This covers a wide range of injuries which arise from unsuitable or damaged equipment lack of protective clothing, slips and trips and an unsafe working environment. In most circumstances, an employer may also be liable for any acts and omissions of fellow workers who cause injury and loss to another during the course of employment.
As a result of the physical or mental injury, you may have required medical treatment or intervention and believe that your injury or illness will recover over time. It is often the case that even where a physical injury has healed, you may continue to suffer residual stiffness, discomfort or pain as a result of the injury. You could have an increased susceptibility to suffer other degenerative conditions in the future and may require ongoing help from family and friends with day-to-day tasks. Our expert knowledge can provide you with the right advice to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries sustained including past and future loss as a result of an accident in the workplace.
It is a criminal offence for an employer not to have a valid policy of insurance for employers’ liability in place with which to compensate for any accidents arising from a breach of this duty.  I have recently negotiated a settlement on behalf of a client who sustained multiple soft tissue injuries whilst in the course of employment. I referred her to a specialist for chiropractic treatment which gave her the best chances for recovery and negotiated a good settlement of her claim. It is important to act quickly should you wish to bring a claim as evidence in support of your claim can be lost over time and it is more difficult to have a clear recollection of the accident after significant delay. From the date of the accident there is a strict time limit of three years within which to bring a claim for compensation.
If you have suffered an accident in the workplace and wish to talk to us about pursuing a claim for personal injury, please do not hesitate to call me on 01992 422128 or email me at – remember, you are entitled to choose your own solicitor – you do not have to use an insurance company solicitor.
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The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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