Had an accident due to a fellow employee or coworker?
There are occasions where accidents at work are caused by the negligence of a fellow employee. For example, a colleague may have driven into you whilst operating a forklift truck, or perhaps you were injured by a piece of machinery that a fellow colleague wasn’t properly trained to handle.
An injury suffered due to the negligence of a co-worker can not only cause long-term physical damage, it can also have a serious impact on your livelihood, particularly if you are unable to work for a long period of time.
However, if you are injured at work by another employee due to their negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employer. They have a responsibility and are liable for the actions of employees. This is known as vicarious liability.
What is a vicarious liability?
The law recognises that an employer is liable for harm caused by their employees in performing the duties of their employment.
Your employer has a duty to provide you with competent colleagues in the workplace. Therefore, if you are injured due to the negligence or a fault of a coworker, you may have a claim for compensation against your employer, who is vicariously liable for their employee’s actions.
Vicarious liability is, in the majority of cases, necessary to allow an injured person to recover compensation as a result of their accident.
We can help you make a claim
If you’ve been involved in an accident at work as a result of the negligence of one of your fellow employees, you may be entitled to make a claim.
We understand that pursuing a personal injury claim against your employer and fellow colleagues may seem like a daunting prospect, but our team of specialist solicitors are on-hand to discuss your case and help you take it forward.
Use our Claimometer for an instant calculation of your potential work injury compensation, or call us today. We are confident we can help you secure the accident at work compensation payments you deserve.