Can I make a Covid-19 claim?
The coronavirus pandemic has stretched to almost every country in the world. The UK has suffered particularly high rates of infection and, unfortunately, many fatalities. Since lockdown began in March 2020, we have been urged to stay at home to save lives.
A heavy burden has been placed on employers to ensure that their employees remain safe. This includes allowing them to work from home wherever possible. Where this isn’t an option then the employer has a duty to make the workplace a safe environment for their employees.
Employers have been advised to carry out detailed risk assessments, provide PPE to their employees, implement social distancing measures, provide extra hand washing facilities and provide a safe work system to protect their staff.
While the vast majority of employers have taken their obligations seriously, some have failed to take adequate precautions to prevent their employees becoming infected with coronavirus.
Where an employer has failed to implement a safe place of work, and you become ill as a result then you may be entitled to make a Covid-19 claim for compensation.
Almost all the claims we deal with are funded on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that if you are unsuccessful in your Covid-19 claim, for whatever reason, you will not be required to pay any legal fees.
If you or someone you know have been infected by Covid-19 because an employer has not protected you then contact us on 0333 888 0404 or via email at [email protected] for a free case assessment.