Miss S was awarded over £5000.00 in compensation following her accident in the workplace; Miss S was awarded injury at work compensation thanks to the hard work and dedication of the lawyers from Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds.
Miss S tripped over an obstruction in the walkway at her place of work. Due to the nature of her accident the severity of the injuries she sustained and the amount of time she had to take off work Miss S was awarded £5500.00 in compensation. The amount of compensation you are awarded following an accident at work depends entirely on various factors.
Under the employers liability act of 1969 most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees as a result of doing their job. There is a law called the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act which basically means that your employer has to have liability insurance of an appropriate level to cover against any work related accidents or illnesses. Your employer should have a copy of their liability insurance in the workplace which is available for all staff members to see.
If you need to talk to someone about injury at work compensation the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds are more than happy to take your call.
Your employer should have a valid and up to date certificate of employer’s liability insurance. On this certificate the minimum lever of cover and the companies covered by the policy should be stated clearly. Just because your employer has a certificate of employer’s liability insurance does not mean that they have the right to ignore health and safety guidelines or make employees use faulty of defective equipment; the safety of all employees should always be first and foremost. Some employees may have received a copy of the certificate electronically; sine 2008 this method of displaying the certificate has been acceptable.
We can advise you about any aspect of making a claim for compensation. If you are worried that you will lose your job if you make a claim for compensation don?t be. You are protected by the law and the law states that your employer cannot dismiss you from your employment because you have made a claim for compensation. Employers have insurance to cover them for employee’s accidents in the workplace so the money you are paid in compensation does not come directly from your employer’s pocket.
To start your claim for injury at work compensation call the lawyers at Michael Lewin in Leeds today on:0844 499 9302.