We can advise you in making an accident at work claim if you’ve been injured as a result of health and safety procedures not being followed or due to circumstances which could have been avoided.
In some instances you may even be able to claim if you caused the accident, for instance if your injuries were caused by or made worse because of a piece of faulty equipment.
It may also be possible to claim if a workplace accident made an existing injury or condition worse.
Your employer has a legal duty to ensure you’re safe at work.
In practice this means that they have a responsibility to:
- Make sure you and those around you are properly trained
- Provide you with suitable work and personal protective equipment
- Undertake risk assessments
- Manage business activities to minimise any risk to your health and safety
- Provide safe a working environment
Claiming compensation for a work-related injury can help you get your life back on track by reimbursing you for any lost earnings and expenses incurred because of your injury.
Typical Injuries at Work Claims
An injury at work can cover many aspects from a simple slip or fall to more prolonged injuries which develop over time such as manual handling injury or exposure to chemicals.
Here are some of the more common examples:
- Slips, Trips or Falls or Falling Objects
- Manual Handling Injuries and Lifting Accidents
- Accidents involving machinery or vehciles
- Protective Equipment Claims
- Building Site Injuries
- Inadequate Training Accident Claims