Self Employed Work Accident
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
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.
Complete our online claim form and one of our claims executives who specialise in
accidents at work injuries will contact you today. Our service is completely free
and our team will ensure you receive all the compensation you’re entitled to.
Click on the button below to start your claim.