Most people are aware that their employer owes them an extensive duty of care, not only in terms of the work that they provide but also in ensuring that the workplace is as safe as it can reasonably be. Thankfully, most employers are aware of this and have their own health and safety systems and policies in place in addition to their statutory obligations. However, accidents at work do still occur and some can have extremely serious consequences.
Of course, some accidents are no-one’s fault. In these cases, it would not normally be possible to claim compensation (or damages) for the injury or for any resulting financial losses.
However, if your employer has breached any of its duties and obligations towards you, and the breach was the cause of your accident, you are likely to be able to claim damages from it. There should be an appropriate insurance policy in place which will cover your claim, so your employer will not pay anything directly to you.
The law governing employer’s liability claims is extensive and complex, and this is where we can help.
Using Butcher Andrews
We have extensive experience in handling all types of injury claim, from relatively modest strains and sprains to serious accidents leading to lifelong disability. Importantly, it is illegal for your employer to dismiss you or treat you differently simply because you make a compensation claim. Nevertheless, we understand that you may feel reluctant to pursue your claim in case it creates difficulty within your workplace.
We will act for you with sensitivity and compassion and we will be honest about any difficulties your claim might encounter. We will do our best to achieve the highest compensation available to you in the circumstances. We are confident that if you instruct us to handle your case, you will not be disappointed.
What you need to do
Please call us for a free initial, confidential, telephone discussion and we will advise you on the best course of action and the range of costing options available including conditional fee (‘no win no fee’) agreements.