It is your employer’s responsibility to keep you safe at work, but unfortunately this isn’t always achieved and accidents do happen.
Liability & Responsibility for a Safe Working Environment
Legally, an employer has a responsibility to ensure that the working environment reamins safe for all employees. Health and safety regulations should be adhered to, and employees should receive appropriate training along with the correct safety equipment required.
Health and safety regulations cover various aspects of the workplace, including your work station, equipment safety, manual handling, training, access to hazardous substances, workwear such as slip resistant shoes and noise levels. Nonetheless, accidents do happen and if you’ve been injured in the workplace through no fault of your own, then you’re entitled to raise a claim. Even if the negligence of another employee caused your workplace accident, you could still claim for workplace accident compensation. This relates to all kinds of injuries sustained in the workplace, from serious injury using heavy machinery, right through to injury sustained from slipping on a wet floor or tripping over a hazard.
Examples of Work Accident Claims
Here are a few examples of work accident compensation claims we see. Our personal injury solicitors for workplace accidents have successfully recovered compensation for clients who have been unfortunately injured in such incidents.
- Construction/building site injury
- Industrial chemical injury
- Lifting/manual handling injury
- Defective machinery injury
- Slips, trips and falls
- Warehouse accident injury
- Falls from height
Have you sustained a serious injury?
At Specter’s, we specialise in acting for workers and employees who have sustained serious and life-changing injuries in the workplace.
Typical injuries include;
- Fatal accidents
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
We will arrange early treatment and rehabilitation to help you, your family and friends.
How we can help with your Accident at Work Claim?
If you have sustained a serious injury at work as a result of your employer’s negligence, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury and out of pocket expenses. We can help you with your accident at work injury claim and will endeavour to get you the compensation you deserve.
I am unable to work due to my injury, what can I do?
We will claim compensation for any loss of earnings caused as a result of the accident. If you are unable to return to work for the foreseeable future or you are unable to return to a similar job, we can claim compensation for this.
We are sometimes able to deal with work accident claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. To find out more about our funding options, visit this page.
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