Have you suffered an accident at work?

It’s a fact that accidents happen. Sometimes they happen through our own negligence, but they can also happen as a result of negligence caused by someone else, especially when it comes to accidents in the workplace.

If you’ve had an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim accident at work compensation. Your employer, who has a duty of care to you, should ensure your working environment is safe. You should have access to appropriate PPE and other equipment, e.g., ear defenders, hard hats, safety boots etc. This responsibility for safety not only covers employees but also visitors and contractors. The employer should supply the necessary training to do your job safely and they should ensure any machinery you use is regularly maintained. You may also be able to bring a personal injury compensation claim if your accident at work was caused by the negligence of another member of staff.

Some common causes for accidents at work are: –

  • Falling from height
  • Injuries caused by dangerous or inadequate work equipment
  • Employees not being properly trained
  • Being struck by a falling or moving object.

High-risk environments for injury claims at work include: –

  • Factories
  • Building and construction sites
  • Healthcare and emergency services
  • Agriculture
  • Accidents while working abroad

There are time limits when it comes to claiming for an accident at work. You have three years from the date of the accident to begin a legal claim, but it is always better to seek advice as soon as is practicable. Your employer should have employer’s liability insurance in place so if you do make a successful workplace injuries claim, then your compensation will be paid out by the insurers and not your employer. You will receive compensation for the pain and suffering from your injury, your past financial losses and future financial losses.

We are specialists in all types of personal injury compensation claims, not just workplace injury claims and we do no win, no fee. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, contact us for a free initial consultation. Our specialist lawyers, including Polish-speaking lawyers, will discuss with you, in confidence, the circumstances of your accident and advise on the chances of winning your claim. They can answer any questions you have and there is no pressure to proceed with the claim. Call our office on 01425 275555 or email info@simpkinsand.co.uk.


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