Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer.
I am one of the legal experts on the site and I am a dual-qualified solicitor (UK & Republic of Ireland)
Thank you for the question, I am reviewing the details now and I will aim to resolve it as quickly as possible for you.
Sorry to hear of this.
Your employer owe you a duty of care and to ensure your health and safety in the workplace. They have to risk assess the workplace and minimise the risk of injuries. If there are any injuries then they must record them in the accident report book. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can prosecute an employer if they fail to do all of the above, as in your case.
As for suing them yes, this is possible though you need injuries serious enough to warrant medial attention to justify damages.
It sounds like they were negligent however you will need a law firm to sue them in a negligence claim. They will have compulsory employer's liability insurance cover so the claim goes through the insurer.
You should be offered a no win no fee agreement meaning nothing to pay up front and you are fully protected from any legal costs if you lose.
The following firms operate in this area and any of them would be fine :
You are also perfectly entitled to bring a claim too - they cannot treat you any differently as if they do, you also have an employment claim too.
As for the visa, it depends if they sponsored you or not - if you sue them, it may cause an issue. But you do have up to 3 years to issue a claim at court for a personal injury claim so you could sue them once you leave.
I hope this helps
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