Accident at work Compensation
If you are involved in an accident at work you may be entitled to make a ‘no win no fee’ claim for compensation.
Accidents at work are very common and can happen in any type of job. Your company has a set of responsibilities to ensure where you work is safe and the risk of an accident is minimised. If you are injured at work or whilst carrying out work duties, you should always report any accident or fill in the accident book. This will help with any claim that you might pursue.
Your employer will have insurance in place for accidents in the workplace, so any claim isn’t paid out of your employers pockets. Your job is not at risk if you make a claim.
Injuries from machinery accidents come in many forms and year after year there are numerous recorded injuries and fatalities; it is important that employees are protected when operating machinery. No matter what your injury, there is a good chance that it has had a negative impact on your life and if it was not your fault then it is your legal right to claim work injury compensation.
Each year thousands of workers are injured on construction sites across the UK with negligence being one of the primary reasons. If you have been involved in a construction accident due to negligence or through no fault of your own, you could be eligible to claim work injury compensation.
If you’ve been injured through slips and trips in the workplace your life could be severely affected. Slips and trips can result in injuries that not only cause you pain and discomfort but could also affect your ability to do everyday things and get on with your life.
The Health and Safety at Work Act has provisions that cover both physical and verbal abuse in the workplace. For cases of verbal or emotional abuse, please see our page ‘occupational stress & abuse’. The Act outlines the duty of the employer to identify such risks and implement measures to reduce them.
Working at heights can present a variety of potential accidents, however, in some fields of employment working at heights is a necessity that is unavoidable. In jobs that involve working at heights, such as on scaffolding, up a ladder or on a roof, safety should always be of the utmost importance and the responsibility for that safety lies with your employer.
Burns are a common hazard in many workplaces throughout the UK and can occur from a number of causes, such as fires, contact with hot equipment, chemical burns, electrical burns and radiation burns. Most workplace burns occur needlessly and could have been prevented had the correct measures been taken in the first place, if this was the case with your injury then we can help you to claim burns compensation.