Accidents at Work
Having an accident at work can be a stressful and traumatic experience. We expect to be safe at our workplace however, sometimes accidents can happen. You may have to take extended leave from employment or even in some cases never be fit for work again. The financial worry of not making your mortgage payments or being unable to pay your bills can add to the stress and that’s where we can help.
When we go to work we are owed a duty of care by our employers to make sure that not only the environment is safe, but also the way in which we do our jobs and the tools we use are also safe.
Your employer should have insurance and so you will be claiming from your employers insurance and not your employer. Your employer has a duty to ensure that your working environment is safe.
Our lawyers regularly help people to claim accident at work compensation following injuries caused in a range of situations, including incidents involving:
- Lifting and manual handling
- Faulty or dangerously placed machinery
- Defective or lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Lack of training or inadequate training
- Falls from heights
- Slips and trips
- Accidents caused by another employee
- Acoustic shock
- Back injuries
- Burns and scars
- Construction accidents
- Dust, fumes, chemical and gas injuries
- Farm accidents
- Falling objects
- Head Injuries
- Manual handling
- Military accidents
- Hypodermic needle Injuries
- Industrial Disease