Accidents at Work
There are laws set up to protect you at work and provide a safe and secure working environment. They should also hold insurance covering them should any of their staff be injured in an accident at work. You can claim compensation for a work accident injury whether you were working as a full or part time employee. You will also be able to claim for an accident as a temporary worker, a self-employed contractor or even if you were just visiting a business at the time of the accident.
Around 30,000 people are seriously injured at work each year. If you are one them, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
So, if a court finds that the employer could have taken ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent your accident, it is likely that your claim will be successful.
Accident at Work Solicitors
We also handle claims for industrial disease and occupational illness, including those relating to respiratory problems due to dust, chemicals or fumes; pneumoconiosis; occupational asthma; emphysema; asbestos related diseases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma; deafness due to a noisy working environment; ‘Vibration White Finger’ due to working with vibrating tools; skin conditions caused by chemicals or other irritants; and ‘Miner’s Knee’ caused by excessive kneeling and crawling.
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With a nationwide service, we can visit you at home, work or in hospital.
We successfully conclude thousands of cases each year, securing compensation for our clients from £1,000 to over £1,000,000.
Fatal Accidents at Work
Fatal accidents at work are all too common with farming and the construction industries being two of the industries with the worst record. These accidents are devastating for loved ones and also cause financial difficulties for dependants of the deceased particularly if the deceased was the ‘breadwinner’ of the family.
You never think it is going to happen to your loved one. If it does, not only is it devastating to lose someone you love, but the legal processes which then occur can be bewildering. At this time you need a friendly and sympathetic ear who can listen to you as well as explain in clear terms what these legal processes are.
If you’ve been affected by any of the above, then get in touch with our experienced team of personal injury solicitors.
What are the main causes of workplace accidents?
Common causes include faults in poorly maintained equipment, as well as poorly assembled structures such as scaffolding and racking. Spillages that aren’t cleaned up quickly or thoroughly enough can cause falls, while a lack of training or personal protective equipment can cause serious workplace injuries.
Accidents with vehicles such as forklift trucks are also common, especially on construction sites and industrial environments.
Accident at work compensation
- Loss of income, including future losses and losses caused by time off work
- Changes to your ability to work in the future
- Travel and accommodation costs
- Care or
- Adaptations to your home or car
- Medical bills
How to claim work accident compensation
Firstly, we need to know the key details about your accident, particularly where, when and how the accident happened. We also need to know about your personal injuries.
It is important to get in contact with us straight away as we can also help with treatment, support and rehabilitation after your work accident.