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Dear Clive – Contractor Injured At Work

Mr Clive McKeag – our senior consultant provides advice on a range of legal issues.

Dear Clive

I was injured while I was at work. I am self-employed as a contractor but I only work for one company and I am not allowed to work for anyone else. They give me my hours and tell me where to work and how I am supposed to do my job. Do I have a claim?


Dear Kevin

Yes you do. Recently more and more employers are seeking to shirk their duty of care as an employer by stating that their employees are technically self-employed. It is our view that if you are not able to control your hours and method of work or work for other people then for all intents and purposes you are employed and should be able to claim for personal injury against your employer with all the rights of an employee.
Please do not hesitate to contact me on 0191 213 1010 to discuss this further.


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