What Are A Temporary Worker’s Rights After An Accident At Work?

This guide will discuss what a temporary worker’s rights are after an accident at work, including when you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim if you carry out this type of work and the steps you could take if you are injured in the workplace.

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What Are A Temporary Worker’s Rights After An Accident At Work?

Employers owe their employees a duty of care which means they have a responsibility to take reasonable and practicable measures to prevent them from becoming injured in the workplace. As a temporary worker, you are still owed this duty of care. We will explore the steps an employer can take to uphold their duty and the ways they could breach health and safety legislation. Also, we will provide examples of the accidents and subsequent injuries that could be caused as a result of the breach.

Furthermore, we will discuss personal injury settlements, including what they could consist of and how they are calculated.

Finally, we will look at the benefits of working with a No Win No Fee solicitor and the services they could offer to assist you with your workplace injury claim. compensation if you were harmed through no fault of your own whilst on a temporary contract.

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  1. What Are A Temporary Worker’s Rights After An Accident At Work?
  2. Examples Of Accidents At Work
  3. What Injuries Could A Temporary Worker Sustain In The Workplace?
  4. What Should A Temporary Worker Do If Injured At Work?
  5. Calculating Accident At Work Compensation Payouts
  6. Contact Us To Discuss A Temporary Worker’s Rights After An Accident At Work

What Are A Temporary Worker’s Rights After An Accident At Work?

If you were injured in a workplace accident, you may be wondering what a temporary worker’s rights are to make a personal injury claim. There are a set of criteria that need to be satisfied in order for you to be eligible to pursue personal injury compensation. These include proving:

  • Your employer owed you a duty of care.
  • This duty of care was breached.
  • You experienced physical injuries, mental harm, or both, as a result of the breach.

Together, these three points form the basis of negligence.

Employers owe a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. In order to uphold their duty of care, they must take steps that are considered both reasonable and practicable. For example, they need to:

  • Provide adequate health and safety training as well as training to allow their employees to carry out their work-related tasks safely.
  • Perform regular risk assessments and take action to reduce or remove the risk of any hazards they find.
  • Ensure employee’s are provided with any necessary personal protective equipment such as gloves, steel-toe boots and hard hats.

If your employer fails to do so, it could lead to an accident at work in which you experience harm. To find out whether you could be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries, get in touch with an advisor on the number above.

Examples Of Accidents At Work

There are several types of accidents that could occur in the workplace, such as:

  • Slips, trips and falls: A spillage on the floor may lead to an employee slipping on a wet floor and becoming injured. Alternatively, an obstruction on the stairs could lead to them tripping or falling down the stairs and sustaining an injury.
  • Faulty machinery accidents: An employee could be injured after being provided faulty equipment or machinery to use by an employer, such as a defective ladder or a forklift truck with faulty breaks.
  • Accidents due to a lack of PPE: When working on a construction site, an employer may fail to provide a worker with a hard hat.
  • Accidents caused by a lack of training: An employer may instruct a worker to carry out manual handling activities without providing them with adequate training beforehand.

To discuss your specific case and find out whether your temporary worker’s rights allow you to make a personal injury claim, get in touch on the number above.

What Injuries Could A Temporary Worker Sustain In The Workplace?

There are several types of injuries an employee could sustain in the workplace, including:

Additionally, you could experience emotional distress after an accident due to the severity of your physical injuries.

If you are eligible to make a personal injury claim, you could be awarded compensation to address the ways you have been impacted by the harm you sustained. Contact our team today to find out more.

What Should A Temporary Worker Do If Injured At Work?

After becoming injured in a workplace accident, there are several steps you could take, including:

  • Seeking medical attention and requesting a copy of your medical records.
  • Reporting the workplace accident in the accident book and asking for a copy of the incident report.
  • Taking photographs of the accident scene and your injuries.
  • Obtaining CCTV footage of the accident.
  • Noting down the contact information of any witnesses.
  • Keeping a record of any financial losses caused by your injuries.

These steps can help you gather evidence to build your case. Additionally, you might find it beneficial to seek legal representation in the form of a solicitor from our panel. They have experience handling personal injury claims for an accident at work and can help you seek compensation. Additionally, they can provide guidance on a temporary worker’s rights to make a claim.

For more information, contact an advisor via the number above today.

Calculating Accident At Work Compensation Payouts

A personal injury settlement could consist of compensation for the following:

  • The emotional pain and physical suffering you experienced as a result of your injuries. You will receive compensation for this under general damages, one of the heads of claim that can form your overall payout.
  • The financial losses you were caused to incur by your injuries, such as loss of earnings and travel expenses. You can receive compensation for this under special damages, another head of claim that can form your overall payout. Evidence such as receipts and payslips can help prove these losses.

When valuing your injuries, solicitors can refer to the Judicial College Guidelines to help them. This is a publication that contains a selection of injuries with a corresponding award bracket. The table contains some of these figures, but they should only be used as a guide.

Injury Type Level Of Severity Additional Notes Guideline Compensation Brackets
Head Injuries Very Severe £282,010 to £403,990 The person requires full-time care.
Paralysis Tetraplegia £324,600 to £403,990 Factors that influence the award given include age, residual movement and depression.
Leg Injuries Amputations (i) £240,790 to £282,010 Both legs are lost above the knee or one leg is lost above the knee at a high level with the other lost below the knee.
Other Arm Injuries Severe £96,160 to £130,930 A serious brachial plexus injury that leaves the person little better off than if the arm had been lost.
Arm Amputation Loss Of One Arm (ii) £109,650 to £130,930 One arm is amputated above the shoulder.
Hand Injuries Less Serious £14,450 to £29,000 A severe crush injury that causes function to become significantly impaired.
Ankle Injuries Moderate £13,740 to £26,590 Injuries such as fractures and tears to the ligaments as well as other similar injuries that cause less serious disabilities.
Achilles Tendon Injuries Moderate £12,590 to £21,070 Partial rupture or significant injury to the tendon.
Toe Injuries Severe £13,740 to £21,070 Crush injuries of a severe nature that lead to one or two toes, not including the great toe, becoming amputated.
Foot Injuries Modest Up to £13,740 Injuries such as simple fractures, ruptured ligaments, puncture wounds and similar types of harm that cause ongoing symptoms.

For more information on the accident at work compensation you could be entitled to receive following a successful claim, call an advisor on the number above.

Contact Us To Discuss A Temporary Worker’s Rights After An Accident At Work

A No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel could offer to represent your claim under the terms of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This can allow you to access their services upfront and as your claim proceeds, without paying a fee. Also, if your case turns out to be unsuccessful, they won’t take a fee for their services.

Following the completion of a successful claim, they will take a success fee from your compensation. This is subject to a legal cap, however, ensuring that you keep the majority of your compensation.

To find out more about a temporary worker’s rights to make a personal injury claim and whether you could be represented by a solicitor from our panel on a No Win No Fee basis, contact an advisor. You can reach them via the following methods:

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