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Work Related Claims

If a member of your family have been unfortunate to sustain an injury at work, you may be able to pursue a claim. Often, employees will not realise that an employer is under a duty to hold insurance to cover personal injury of their employees. As a result, compensation claims are often dealt with by the insurers of the employer as oppose to direct consultation with the employer.

Ordinarily we have found that some are often reluctant to pursue claims against their employer for personal injury but some often have no choice due to financial constraints imposed them when they are unable to work.

Accident at work claims are very wide ranging depending on the type of work that you have and the position you hold.

We have dealt with a variety of different claims including:

- Defective and dangerous machinery

- Slipping and tripping on debris

- Injuries from lifting or manual handling

- Construction industry

- Nurses/staff attacked by patients

- Exposure to harmful substances

Negligence

An employer owes a duty of care to all employees.

This means the employer should take reasonable care to ensure his employees are safe during the course of their employment including providing competent staff, adequate plant and equipment, a safe system of work and safe premises.

The test to establish whether reasonable care is being taken is judged on a reasonable employer, who must:

- Take precautions for the safety of his workers

- In the light of what he knows

- Where there is a general and recognised practice which has been followed for a substantial period of time, he is entitled to follow unless in the light of common sense or newer knowledge it is clearly bad

- Where there is developing knowledge, the employer must keep abreast of it and reasonable steps to apply it.

Breach of Statutory Duty

There are number of statutory obligations on an employer, including:

- Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

Vicarious Liability

An employer will be liable for his own employee's negligent act if they were committed during the course of employment and caused another employee to sustain injury.

If you believe you qualify to make a claim, contact us today for us to assess the merits of your case on 01633 262848.

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Work Related Claims

If a member of your family have been unfortunate to sustain an injury at work, you may be able to pursue a claim. Often, employees will not realise that an employer is under a duty to hold insurance to cover personal injury of their employees. As a result, compensation claims are often dealt with by the insurers of the employer as oppose to direct consultation with the employer.

Ordinarily we have found that some are often reluctant to pursue claims against their employer for personal injury but some often have no choice due to financial constraints imposed them when they are unable to work.

Accident at work claims are very wide ranging depending on the type of work that you have and the position you hold.

We have dealt with a variety of different claims including:

- Defective and dangerous machinery

- Slipping and tripping on debris

- Injuries from lifting or manual handling

- Construction industry

- Nurses/staff attacked by patients

- Exposure to harmful substances

Negligence

An employer owes a duty of care to all employees.

This means the employer should take reasonable care to ensure his employees are safe during the course of their employment including providing competent staff, adequate plant and equipment, a safe system of work and safe premises.

The test to establish whether reasonable care is being taken is judged on a reasonable employer, who must:

- Take precautions for the safety of his workers

- In the light of what he knows

- Where there is a general and recognised practice which has been followed for a substantial period of time, he is entitled to follow unless in the light of common sense or newer knowledge it is clearly bad

- Where there is developing knowledge, the employer must keep abreast of it and reasonable steps to apply it.

Breach of Statutory Duty

There are number of statutory obligations on an employer, including:

- Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

Vicarious Liability

An employer will be liable for his own employee's negligent act if they were committed during the course of employment and caused another employee to sustain injury.

If you believe you qualify to make a claim, contact us today for us to assess the merits of your case on 01633 262848.

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