Accidents at Work Compensation Claims
Should you suffer an injury arising from an accident at work which was not your fault, you can claim personal injury compensation. Such a claim may be against your employer or a third party.
Your employer has a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that you work in a safe environment and with safe work equipment. They must also take appropriate steps to avoid exposure to dangerous substances or where this is not possible provide suitable personal protective equipment.
The obligations placed upon an employer are set out in numerous pieces of Health & Safety Legislation.
In many circumstances agency and home workers, as well as the independent and temporary workers have the same right to claim personal injury compensation as any other employee. Uncertainty may arise however as to the party against whom compensation should be claimed. This is likely to vary depending upon the circumstances of an individual accident or injury.
Many Romanian agency workers will take instructions directly from the organisation providing the work and paying the agency for their services. In addition, that organisation may also provide all work equipment and determine exactly how the work is to be undertaken. In such circumstances where the accident arose through an unsafe system of work, defective work equipment or a hazard within the workplace, a compensation claim will be pursued against the organisation providing the work rather than the agency itself.
In other situations, however the agency may have control over how the work is done and provide all the equipment whilst the work itself is undertaken for a third party. Cleaning companies may be an example of such agency work. In these circumstances a claim may be more properly brought against the agency itself unless the third party could be held to be negligent for a particular reason; if for example it was believed that the accident arose through the negligence of one of the third-party employees working in the same area.
On many occasions it may be necessary to pursue a personal injury claim against more than one party to ensure that full compensation is recovered.
Therefore, it is important that you instruct a specialist personal injury solicitor with significant experience in employer’s liability claims to ensure that your claim is successful.
At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing compensation claims arising from all types of accidents at work. All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
In addition, you may be able to benefit from free physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to aid your recovery and minimise your losses arising from the accident.
To find out more about our legal assistance services in Romanian language, please contact us on our free telephone number 0800 046 1549.
Our Romanian specialist in personal injuries can offer free initial advice, with no obligation.
All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.