Self Employed Work Accident Claims

Self Employed Work Accident

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If you have an accident at work and are self-employed then you should not assume that the accident is your fault, or that you cannot make a claim. Many people in industries such as building or farming are self employed but the main contractor owes a duty of care to all sub contractors and are therefore liable if something goes wrong which is outwith your control.

We have succeeded with many cases for people who were self employed.

Who is liable

Now it is true to say that you should take care for your own safety, the company you work for are likely to be liable in many cases. For example, if you only work for them, when they tell you to and where they tell you, you are in reality an employee. They must take care for your safety. You may be using their tools or equipment or normally work on their premises. If the equipment you are given is defective, or the place where you work unsafe your 'employer' will be to blame.

On construction sites there are often many different parties working at the same time - the main contractor, sub-contractors, plumbers, electricians, roofers, groundworkers, joiners, scaffolding contractors and so on. It may be that your accident was caused by any number of different parties. We can advise you on whether or not you have a claim.

Main contractor, by law, also have a duty to record all reported accident at work within the on-site accident book. It is important that you ensure that this is done, as the entry can be used as evidence that the work accident did occur.

What To Do Next

If you were injured in anyway, even if you did not attend your doctor for help you will still be able to claim for compensation.

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