Part Time Worker Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation?
By Fern Mitchell. Last Updated 9th April 2021. Welcome to our guide to part-time worker accident claims. On this page, you will find a complete guide to the legal process of making a compensation claim for an injury caused by a part-time worker accident. In the eyes of the law, a part-time worker has the same rights as a full-time worker. In reality, they are often treated as the red-headed stepchild of the workforce. The first to be fired, overlooked for promotion, and not cared for properly. If you have been working part-time, and you were injured in a workplace accident, then this guide to making a personal injury claim is for you.
If you are ready to make your claim without reading this guide, then you can call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 now, and we will walk you through the process of starting your claim.
Select a Section:
- A Guide To Part Time Worker Accident Claims
- What Are Accidents And Injuries At Work?
- What Are Your Key Employment Rights As A Part Time Worker?
- What Is Your Employers Duty Of Care?
- How Will My Part Time Worker Injury Claim By Paid?
- Can I Claim For A Part Time Worker Injury If My Employer Does Not Have Insurance?
- Can I Be Dismissed After An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
- Can I Make A Part Time Worker Accident Claim If I Am Under 18?
- Establishing Liability In Part Time Employee Injury Claims
- What Things You Can Make A Part Time Employee Injury Claim
- Part Time Employee Injury Settlements (Updated April 2021)
- No Win No Fee Part Time Worker Injury Claims
- Our Team Is Ready To Help You
- Start Your Claim For Free Today With Legal Expert
- Useful Links
- Part-time worker accident claims- FAQs
A Guide To Part Time Worker Accident Claims
This guide is intended to help part-time workers who have been injured in an accident in the workplace to learn about the legal process that their solicitor will follow making a claim on their behalf. As long as it can be proven that your employer was responsible for the accident, and you are making your claim within the personal injury claims time limit which is 3 years, then you should be able to make a damages claim.
This guide does not provide a personal injury claims calculator tool; these are simply not accurate enough in most cases. Instead, we have provided a table with historical claim amounts across a range of work-related injuries. It also contains information such as the rights of part-time employees and the duty of care that their employer owes them as well as the process for making a claim if the employer is uninsured. It goes on the present general claims information such as a description of the types of damages you might claim and how to establish liability. Finally, you will find details of the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) style claims service offered by Legal Expert as the best way to make a part-time employee claim for an injury.
Once you reach the end of this guide, you might need additional information on part-time worker accident claims. If you do, then please call Legal Expert on the phone number in the top section of this guide, and we will do all we can to assist you.
What Are Accidents And Injuries At Work?
Taking a look at the graph above, we can see that there are many accidents that could give a personal injury lawyer a reason to make personal injury claims on behalf of their clients and that the risk of these kinds of accident can vary from industry to industry.
Workplace accidents, despite the best efforts of Government bodies such as the Health & Safety Executive, are still fairly common in the UK. A quick Google will bring back a myriad of results showing how these accidents happen and the way that employees, including part-time employees, are injured.
If you need to make a compensation claim for an injury sustained in an accident in the workplace as a part-time employee, then Legal Expert can help you to make such a claim. Call us on the telephone number in the final part of this guide to find out how we can help. Or, to find out more about part time worker accident claims, read on.
What Are Your Key Employment Rights As A Part Time Worker?
As your personal injury solicitor will be able to inform you more fully, if you suffer a part-time worker injury, then you are supposed to be attributed exactly the same rights as a full-time employee.
These rights include the ability to claim for workplace injuries and extend to include other aspects of employment. You are supposed to have the exact same chance of being awarded promotion or being made redundant as a full-time employee. Furthermore, every part-time employee has the right to ask for a written explanation of why they were not considered as well qualified as a full-time employee whenever they are passed over for promotion or consideration for a new position.
What Is Your Employers Duty Of Care?
To partially answer the question, can I claim for a part time worker injury? Then you need to know that when you make a part-time worker injury claim, you will need to prove your employer’s liability in the incident. Every employer has a duty of care towards their employees to keep them safe from harm at all times.
This duty of care is enforced by the legal requirement of all companies to comply fully with the relevant Health & Safety legislation for their industry and type of operation. When Health & Safety protocols break down, resulting in a part-time employee being injured, a reason to claim compensation will exist.
How Will My Part Time Worker Injury Claim By Paid?
If you’re wondering how part time worker accident claims are paid, then this section will help. If it is the employers’ responsibility for the accident in the workplace, then accident at work procedure dictates that the victim will make a claim against the Employer’s Liability Insurance policy that every company in the UK is required to have by law.
This requirement is another way that the UK legal system attempts to ensure that employees are always protected both physically and financially from their employer failing in their duty of care. However, a dubious employer may not have an active insurance policy for the employee to claim against; more on this in the next section.
Legal Expert can help you claim compensation through your employer’s liability insurance policy. Call us on the telephone number that you will find in the final part of this guide for free legal advice.
Can I Claim For A Part Time Worker Injury If My Employer Does Not Have Insurance?
Part of the answer to the question, “I had an accident at work; what are my rights?” should address how you can claim if your employer doesn’t have insurance. In accidents at work examples where the employer did not have a legally required liability insurance premium, the victim will claim directly against the company itself.
Any company that does not have this compulsory premium can be fined up to 2,500 for every day that the policy has been lacking. The only exception to this rule is for small companies that are mainly staffed by family members. These small businesses are exempt from needing to have such a policy.
If your employer does not have Employer’s Liability Insurance for you to make a compensation claim against, Legal Expert can help you to pursue the company itself. Call us on the telephone number that you will find in the last part of this guide so that we can assist you in this.
Can I Be Dismissed After An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
If you have been dismissed after an accident at work, then you need to understand that under accident at work law, you have exactly the same rights as a full-time employee. If you believe that you were sacked solely for the reason that you may have a reason to make a valid compensation claim, then your employer has breached UK employment law, and you should claim for this.
Legal Expert can help you claim for any indiscretion on the part of your employer that has infringed your rights as an employee. Call us on the telephone number that you will find in the last part of this guide to proceed or to find out more about part-time worker accident claims.
Can I Make A Part Time Worker Accident Claim If I Am Under 18?
If you have had an accident at work, then accident at work, employers responsibilities are clear. If, as a part-time employee, you are injured in an accident at work, employer responsibility dictates that they must have a valid Employer’s Liability Insurance premium for you to claim against. This doesn’t change if you are under 18 years of age.
However, if you are under 18, then you cannot make your own claim. One of your parents or your legal guardian will need to make a claim on your behalf. Alternatively, you can find a litigation friend who is over 18 to help you make your claim.
If you are under 18 and have a representative to make your claim, call Legal Expert on the telephone number in the final part of this guide so we can assist you. To find out more about establishing liability as well as what can be included in part time worker accident claims, read on.
Establishing Liability In Part Time Employee Injury Claims
Regarding an accident at work, government UK websites state that part of the accident at work procedure is proving the liability of the employer. When the accident happened, the victim needs to ensure that the accident has been entered into the company accident book. This is a legal requirement for the company to keep.
If there is any question of liability, then the victim can try to help prove liability by providing witnesses statements, as well as providing other evidence such as photographs or video footage showing how the accident happens. If the company fails to agree that they are liable, then a court decision on the matter will need to be sought.
Legal Expert can help you in proving that your employer was liable for the accident that caused your injury as a part-time employee. Call us on the telephone number in the last part of this guide so that we can assist you further.
What Things You Can Make A Part Time Employee Injury Claim
To answer the question, are part-time workers eligible for workers’ compensation? The answer is yes. To answer the question, I was injured at work, and my rights say I can claim compensation; what can I claim? This depends on the specifics of the actual case. Typically, compensation awards will be made up of several different types of damages under the special and general damages headings, thus:
- Special damages – financial losses:
- Medical costs
- Travel costs
- Loss of earnings (current)
- Loss of earnings (future)
- Care costs
- Ad-hoc losses
- General damages (physical):
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological injuries
- Long-term convalescence
- Permanent disabilities
Part Time Employee Injury Settlements (Updated April 2021)
To answer the question, what to do after an accident at work? Then accident at work law says that as long as your employer is liable for the injury, you should make an accident at work claim. Below is a table that shows typical amounts paid in compensation for a range of different types of physical injuries:
|What was the injury?||How and was it?||Additional Info||How much?|
|A thumb||Ranging from minor to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of a thumb.||Up to £51,460|
|A toe||Ranging from moderate to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of a toe.||Up to £52,620|
|An ankle||Ranging from minor to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of us of an ankle.||Up to £65,420|
|A foot||Ranging from minor to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of a foot.||Up to £102,890|
|A leg||Ranging from minor to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of a leg.||Up to £129,010|
|The neck||Ranging from minor to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of use of the neck.||Up to £139,210|
|The back||Ranging from minor to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of use of the back.||Up to £151,070|
|A hand||Ranging from minor to serious||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of a hand.||Up to £102,890|
|A wrist||Ranging from minor to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of use of a wrist.||Up to £56,180|
|An arm||Ranging from moderate to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of an arm.||Up to £128,710|
|A finger||Ranging from minor to severe||The injuries will range all the way from damage to skin and tissue, to the entire loss of a finger.||Up to £23,460|
|The head||Ranging from minor to very severe||The injuries will range from minor head injuries where brain damage, if any, is minimal, to very severe brain damage where there is little, if any, evidence of meaningful response to environment, little or no language function, double incontinence and the need for full-time nursing care.||£379,100|
If you would like an accurate, personalised opinion on the level of damages that your claim might attract, all you need to do is call us here at Legal Expert on the telephone number that you will find down in the final part of this guide.
No Win No Fee Part Time Worker Injury Claims
Legal Expert has come up with a financially risk-free and simple approach for part-time employees to claim compensation for injuries that were caused by an accident at work. Our No Win No Fee workplace accident claims service is available to part-time workers all across the UK.
The schedule for legal fees works like this:
- To start your claim – zero.
- To continue pursuing your claim – zero.
- If we fail in making your claim – zero.
The only time we will ask that you do pay our full legal fee is when you have actually received a compensation pay-out. This means that there is absolutely no financial risk involved in you making your compensation claim for a part-time workers workplace accident, so you have absolutely nothing at all to lose by contacting us.
Our Team Is Ready To Help You
Legal Expert has knowledge of every aspect of work-related accident compensation claims, such as the accident at work employers responsibilities to provide Employer’s Liability Insurance and comply with all Health & Safety legislation appropriate to their business.
When we are representing you in a claim, we will always do everything that we can to try and maximise the level of compensation you receive as your damages settlement. Yet, we won’t ever do anything that might put your ability to make a claim at risk.
If you have any questions about your claim or want to be updated on what we are doing on your behalf, all you need to do is give is us a quick call, and we will do all we can to help you.
Start Your Claim For Free Today With Legal Expert
If you have been injured at work as a part-time employee, or you have had an accident at work, then sacked, then Legal Expert can help you. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 so that we can learn a little more about your claim, then let you know what we think your next move should be from a legal point of view.
Below you will find a link that leads to a full and detailed guide for claiming compensation for an injury caused by another employee:
Below you will find a link that leads to a full and detailed guide for claiming compensation for an injury caused by slip, trip or fall accidents at work:
Below you will find a link that leads to UK Government published information about Employer’s Liability Insurance:
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Below you will find a link that leads to UK Government published information about employment contracts:
Read this guide below if you’re unsure what injuries require a trip to A&E:
How much can I claim for a workplace accident?
This is a common question that people ask, but it’s not an easy one to answer. This is because each personal injury claim is assessed individually based on a variety of factors.
The general damages part of your claim, which covers the pain and suffering that your injuries caused you, will be determined based on the kinds of injuries you’ve sustained and how severe they are. You’ll also be paid special damages, which will cover any expenses that you’ve had to pay. This can range from travel expenses for minor injuries that may have prevented you from getting about as usual to long-term care or adjustments to your home if you’re disabled as a result of your injuries.
Because of this, it’s really difficult to put a value on part time worker accident claims without knowing more about your case. Contact us today to chat with someone about your claim.
I’m a part time worker who’s had an accident at work; what are my rights?
Your rights as a part-time worker making a workplace accident claim are the same as any full-time worker. You have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries and any out of pocket expenses that they’ve cost you.
What should I do if I’m injured at work?
The best first step to take is to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Not only does this mean that you’ll get any necessary treatment, but it also provides a record of your injuries to refer back to later in your claim.
Where will my compensation come from?
The Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 says that all employers in Great Britain need to have insurance in place with an authorised insurance company to cover the cost of any personal injury claims.
Is there a time limit on workplace injury compensation claims?
The personal injury claims time limit is three years. If you’re claiming for occupational disease and the symptoms didn’t make themselves known straight away, these three years run from the date of knowledge that your illness was work-related.
What can be included in a workplace accident claim?
The general damages head of your claim will compensate you for the pain and suffering your injuries caused, where special damages will cover you for expenses like loss of earnings or travel expenses to and from hospital appointments.
Will I be paid for time off work following an accident?
If you’re a part-time worker, you will still be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay for time off work. Check your employment contract to see if your employer has any other sick pay scheme in place.
Can I lose my job for making a claim?
No. It’s your right to seek compensation after being injured in the workplace, and any attempt by your employer to terminate your employment could be classed as unfair dismissal. They also aren’t able to try and force you to leave through intimidation or the creation of a hostile working environment.
Thank you for reading our guide on part time worker accident claims.