Car accidents are a frequent occurrence on today’s busy roads. Accidents of this type can both stressful and time consuming to sort out so it’s important to appoint the right legal representive. We operate a No Win No Fee service and can arrange everything from replacement vehicle to compensation and rehabilitation.
Our job as your conveyancing solicitor is to oversee the legal process in either the sale or purchase of your property. Our experienced team of property solicitors will take the stress out of the transaction allowing you to concentrate on the more important things in like moving home.
Do you know where to turn in the event of accident at work? Your employer has a duty of care to provide you with a safe environment to work in. If you have been involved in an accident at work through no fault of your own, then our legal team are here to help. We can assess your work accident and advise you of both your rights as an employee and any compensation that you may be entitled to.
Being the victim of a failed medical or beauty procedure can leave you feeling alone. We are here to listen to your complaint and advise you of your rights as a consumer. Our first class medical negligence department will provide you with all the answers you need to determine your prospects of success
Has the property you occupy made you or someone in your household unwell? Damp properties can cause damage to your belongings but most off all can lead to serious health problems. Don’t delay contact our housing disrepair department today.
Have you been sold insurance alongside your credit card, accounts or mortgage? We can help you claim back your miss sold payment protect insurance, don’t delay contact our payment protection department today.
If you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease, or suffer with a condition that has been caused by your work, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Contact our Industrial Disease Department today.
Slips, Trips & Falls
What starts out as a simple shopping trip can sometimes end up in a local accident and emergency department. Slip trip or fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents and can lead to serious injuries such as back problems, paralysis, broken bones and head injuries. If you have slipped or tripped through no fault of your own, then contact us today to find our if you have a claim for compensation.
Are you looking for help and advice in relation to family law? We understand family law can be a sensitive and difficult area to negotiate. We have a wealth of experience in this area and in most cases will offer a free no obligation phone call.
Working Time Regulations Claims Newcastle
In 1998, Working Time Regulations came into force following the introduction of The Working Time Regulations Act 1998. The regulations provide employees with the following rights:
- Average 48 hour week. Employees can opt to work longer should they wish to. The average worked is averaged out over 17 weeks (or whatever period the employee has actually worked should it be shorter than 17 weeks). The period it is averaged out over is known as the reference period and it can be extended to 26 weeks in certain instances (e.g. hospital work). It can even be extended by up to 52 weeks where the employer and employee consent.
- Night workers: limit of 8 hours work average in 24.
- Night workers: right to free health assessment both prior to commencing work and at regular intervals thereafter
- Uninterrupted rest break of 11 hours in every 24.
- One day off per week.
- Rest break of 20 minutes for every 6 hours worked consecutively.
- Four weeks paid leave per annum.
- Sufficient additional rest breaks for those where the nature of their work places their health and safety at risk.
Employers are obliged to keep records of working time for each employee. The Health & Safety Executive, Local Authorities and various transport authorities have the power to take enforcement action, make inspections, serve notices on employers and prosecute offences under the Working Time Regulations.
However, in the vast majority of cases, workers enforce their rights by starting a claim in the Employment Tribunal. A Tribunal can award compensation to employees where employers breach the regulations. Any claim must be brought within 3 months of the most recent breach in the Working Time Regulations.
In some cases an employee may be able to claim that a breach of the Regulations entitles them to resign and claim unfair constructive dismissal. A worker has the right not to be subjected to a detriment in their work if they refuse to work in breach of the regulations, refuse to give up a right under the regulations or bring a claim asserting that the employer is in breach of the Regulations. An employee who is dismissed for asserting their rights in this way or bringing a claim is regarded as unfairly dismissed. There is no minimum qualifying period of employment required for an employee to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal, in respect of either of these potential claims, but the claim must be received by the Tribunal within 3 months of the dismissal or detriment.
If you feel that your employer has broken the Working Time Regulations then please contact us and our specialist team of advisors and solicitors in order to identify whether you have a claim against your Employer.
No Win No Fee
No Win No Fee arrangements (or Conditional Fee Arrangements; CFAs) ensure that if you do not win your accident claim, you do not have to pay your solicitor a fee. Insurance will cover you against the other side’s costs and expenses. If you win your no win no fee claim, you should receive your compensation free of any deductions, as your solicitor’s costs should be paid by the other side.
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