Posted 3 years ago by aequitaslegal
Please note that these tips do not constitute legal advice and are for guidance purposes only. If you would like to discuss an accident that you have been involved in, please contact us.
The law is there to defend the rights of employees who have been injured or in extreme cases, killed at work. It can be difficult and quite daunting to anyone who is unfamiliar with the legal process.
As an employee, the company you work for has a duty to protect you and tell you about any health and safety issues that may affect you in the workplace. In the event of an accident they must also report certain accidents/incidents which are deemed serious; pay you sick pay and give you time off work to recover should you need it.
If you have been off work your employer will have to carry out a risk assessment and do what’s needed to take care of the health and safety of other employees and visitors to prevent such a thing from happening again. This includes deciding how many first aiders needed and what kind of first aid equipment and facilities should be provided.
All employers are required by law to have insurance to cover them for any accidents/incidents that cause injury to an employee.
For further guidance and friendly advice, give us a call.
Matthew qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has worked in the personal injury field ever since, working in most areas of personal injury work. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace and accidents in public. He also heads up the Travel Claims Department which deals with accidents abroad in many areas such as road traffic accidents, package holiday accidents, cruise ship holidays and accidents on an aircraft.
Carl qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has specialised in the personal injury matters ever since. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace accidents, accidents in public and serious road traffic accidents.
Suzanne has worked for Aequitas Legal since 2013, having worked in personal injury since 2008. She specialises in beauty negligence claims having helped various clients in relation to hair dye, eyelash and tattoo claims. In addition, she deals with a variation of RTA, employers liability, public liability and occupiers liability claims.
Diane works as assistant to Carl Davies, Senior Associate Solicitor, providing support on a varied caseload.
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