At Clear Law, we have a specialist team who are dedicated to provide the best possible service for a person who has suffered an accident at work, whether this be a minor incident or a life changing accident that has a serious effect on lifestyle and finances.
All employers have a duty of care towards their employees and therefore if you have been injured as a result of your employers’ negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
In the UK, more than one million people every year suffer from accidents whilst in the work place. Some of these are minor yet others can have very serious consequences.
The consequences may include time away from work, emotional strain and the possibility of permanent disability and in a minor proportion of cases, even death.
Every work place has its own hazards and risks, some more so than others. Employers are required to protect their employees by following specific rules relating to safety including the testing of machinery, provision of safety equipment, proper training on specific equipments and providing information in respect of hazards and how to stay safe whilst at work.
If an employer neglects these duties and a person is injured as a result, then a claim may be made.
The law in this area can be complex in nature, the European nature of much of our current law goes back to the Treaty of Rome in 1957 which states that all Member States have a duty to pay particular attention to encouraging improvements especially in the working environment.
The modern duty of care owed by an employer to an employee was established in 1937 by the House of Lords in Wilson and Clyde Coal Co Ltd v English. In 1933 English was employed underground in a mine. At the end of the shift he was on one of the main haulage roads when the plant was turned on. He was crushed before he could escape. It was held that a safe system of working was an obligation of the employer.
Given this, it is important that we at Clear Law have a sound working knowledge of not only the new and ever developing laws surrounding employment but also have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of how and where the laws which we currently follow have been established.
Because of the knowledege, we are able to provide clear guidance as to the prospects of a case and how the matter should be pursued.
We endeavor to explore all avenues and to provide you with expert advice in a professional and timely manner.