Our Medical Negligence Lawyers offer a free consultation for victims of clinical negligence and medical accidents. Call us on 08000 488 777 or tell us what happened so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.
There is an expectation that the workplace environment you work in will be safe from hazards. Regardless of your work environment, from an office environment to a construction site, potential hazards may still exist, especially if health and safety guidelines that are enshrined in law are not adhered to. Failure to provide a safe working environment or adequate staff training on dangerous equipment may lead to workplace injury that results in lost wages and sick leave. This is why companies purchase workman’s compensation policies, to insure themselves from potential claims arising from work-related injuries or death.
Workers who believe their injury or illness is a direct effect of the workplace environment can file claims in court against the company. Known as workman’s compensation, an employee can hold a company responsible for their mistakes. However, like all legal claims, an employee has a specific period to file their grievance with the court or else risk losing their right to claim.
Workman’s Compensation Claims
There are many basic conditions that must be met before filing a workman’s compensation claim. The claimant must show that the employer is directly responsible for the injury sustained. This requires documentation on the staff training protocols, pictures of the workplace environment, interviews with other staff members and any other pertinent information that can show employer negligence. It should be noted that any negligence by the employer can be considered by the employee when filing a claim, such as wet floors that result in slips and falls to failure to notify employees of asbestos in the insulation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a work accident you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed.
- Adults must file a claim for compensation within three years from the date of the incident or three years from the date of acknowledgement that the injury or illness is a result of medical negligence.
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Adults and children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you.
If a claim is filled too late you may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
Do Not Delay
The longer an employee waits to file the claim, the less likely a claimant has to pursue a workman’s compensation claim. Medical Negligence Lawyers that if an employee feels there is a justification for workplace-induced injury, a claim should be filed immediately and the documentation of the claim can take place after the claim is filed.
To make a claim, an employee should consider seeking legal counsel immediately. While an employee can file the claim without a lawyer, it will be difficult to navigate the legal requirements. By contacting our Medical Negligence Lawyers you will receive expert legal advice and support throughout your claim.
To speak to our Medical Negligence Lawyers about a potential claim you can contact us by filling in our online claim form, requesting a call back or by calling us on the number above.
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