When you suffer an injury or illness in the workplace, it is essential to understand your rights as an employee. Employer's liability refers to the legal responsibility of employers to provide a safe working environment for their employees. If you have been injured due to your employer's negligence or breach of duty, you may be entitled to compensation.
DID YOU KNOW? In 2020, there were 1.935m self-reported and 69,000 company-reported workplace injuries and illnesses. From that, there were 89,461 claims settled.
Employer's liability is a legal concept that holds employers accountable for the health and safety of their employees. This includes providing a safe workplace, proper training, and necessary protective equipment. Therefore, if an employer fails to meet these obligations and an employee suffers harm as a result, they may be liable for compensation and that’s where we come in. Of course for this reason, it’s first important that you understand the following 5 simple steps on how a liability claim actually works.
Assessing Your Claim:
The first step in pursuing an employer's liability claim is to assess the circumstances surrounding your injury or illness. Universa Law specialises in handling workplace injury cases and can provide you with a free initial consultation to evaluate the merits of your claim. During this consultation, we will gather relevant information, review any evidence you have, and advise you on the integrity of your case.
To best support your employer's liability claim, it is crucial to gather as much evidence as possible. This may include incident reports, witness statements, medical records, photographs, and any other documentation related to your injury or illness. We have great experience in handling these types of cases and can guide you in collecting and preserving the necessary evidence to build a strong claim.
In an employer's liability claim, you may be entitled to various types of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages and rehabilitation costs.
Negotiating with the Employer's Insurance Company:
Employer's liability claims often involve negotiating and conversing with the employer's insurance company to reach a fair settlement. It’s recommended to have skilled negotiators who will advocate on your behalf, engaging in effective discussions with the insurance company to help maximise your compensation. If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to litigate your case in court to protect your rights and get you a right and just result.
Providing Legal Representation:
Here at Universa Law, will handle all aspects of your employer's liability claim, including paperwork, communication with the opposition, and all other legal complexities involved. Our team of experienced attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process, fighting for your rights and ensuring your voice is heard. We also understand the concerns you may have about potential changes in your workplace dynamics. Rest assured, our dedicated legal team is not only committed to pursuing your case vigorously but also to safeguarding your confidentiality and well-being throughout the process.
As with most cases, we work with the 3 year limit. This means you normally have 3 years to start your clinical negligence or personal injury claim.
There are some exceptions to the 3 year rule though – and sometimes the time limit is shorter. If you think you have a claim, it’s important to contact us as soon as possible.
Contact Universa Law today and let us help you protect your rights and achieve a fair resolution to your employer's liability claim.