Health & Safety Compensation Claims

Every employer owes a duty of care to ensure the safety of their work force. This may not only include direct employees but also any individual undertaking work on premises which they own or control, or any individuals undertaking tasks at their request. This may include for example agency workers or individuals who are technically sub contracted or self-employed.

The general duty imposed upon an employer to provide a safe place of employment is set out in the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

In addition more specific requirements and obligations are contained in various Health & Safety Regulations such as the management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992. Specific obligations and requirements may apply to specific industries or to specific activities such as construction and work at height.

Having said this, an accident arising from a breach of this legislation will no longer give an automatic right to claim personal injury compensation.

The law in this area is complex and the nature of the obligations placed upon an employer may vary depending on when the accident occurred. This is particularly the case with regard to accidents at work which occurred on or after 1st October 2013, following reforms introduced by Section 69 of the Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

As a consequence should you wish to pursue a personal injury compensation claim arising from an accident at work, it is important that you instruct a solicitor with expertise in work place legislation.

 At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing work related accident compensation claims. Accordingly they are extremely familiar with the obligations placed upon employers both in relation to their own employees and those individuals for whom they must also take legal responsibility.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.