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Negligence of a Fellow Employee Compensation Claim

Your employer has a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of its employees as far as practicable. To achieve this they must ensure risk assessments are facilitated, appropriate training is put in place, personal protective equipment is issued where necessary and safe processes, methods and procedures are practiced at all times. But what if those practices are in place and you suffer an injury through the negligence of a colleague? Can you still claim personal injury compensation?

Employer’s responsibility where an accident is caused by a fellow employee

This can be a complex area of the law as it needs to be proved that the employee was working within the scope of their role when the accident happened. In a sense, the employee in carrying out their job role, is deputising for the employer himself and so ultimate responsibility falls to the employer. This is called vicarious employment liability. If the employer proves that the employee who causes the accident was working outside of the scope of his employment, a claim for compensation cannot be made against the employer.

The situation is made even more complex when a sub-contractor or agency staff is involved. Professional solicitors at Workplace Accident Helpline specialise in this area and help you to clarify where your claim stands. To speak with a consultant now call us on 0800 327 7919 or fill in our compensation form

Making a claim

Safe working in any job role calls for good team work and even though there is no legal imperative to report colleague’s negligent behaviour, but when left unsupervised it can have detrimental effects in the long run. If a co-workers behaviour puts others at risk you may well be preventing accidents and injuries in the future. The behaviour itself may be due to inadequate training on behalf of the management or actions which are directly negligent on behalf of the employee – either way when an accident occurs it would be the employer who would pay compensation through personal liability insurance.

How we can help you claim compensation

At Workplace Accident Helpline our professional consultants specialise in helping people claim for accidents, illnesses or diseases which originate in the workplace. We guide you through the whole process on a no win-no fee basis. We will match the needs of your case and personal preferences with our panel of solicitors who are pre-screened experts in this type of claim. To make an enquiry simply fill in our compensation claim form or call us on 0800 327 7919

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