Your employer has a duty to provide you with a safe place and system of work, together with safe working equipment and sufficient training to enable you to carry out your duties safely.
Our specialist personal injury team have successfully dealt with many thousands of claims covering a wide range of work accident types.
The most common accident at work claims include:
- Accidents caused by work colleagues’ negligence or fault
- Defective or faulty equipment
- Manual Handling
- Slips and Trips in the workplace
- Travelling in a work vehicle
- Unsafe working methods or practices
If you have suffered an injury at work, you should do the following:
- Report the accident in the workplace to your employer as soon as possible.
- Any injuries sustained at work (including minor injuries) from the accident should be recorded in your employer’s “accident book”.
- Note how the accident happened and if appropriate take photographs / draw a plan of where the accident happened.
- If anyone witnessed the accident, ensure you take down their names and contact information.
- If you consider if appropriate, visit your GP or hospital for treatment of your injuries.
You have the right to return home from work unharmed, but if you suffer an injury as a result of the fault / negligence of your employer or a fellow employee, then you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim for an accident at work.
There are many laws and regulations which serve to protect you against accidents at work, and as experts in this area we are best placed to advise you about how these apply to your individual set of circumstances.
Please note, accident at work claims are subject to strict 3-year time limits starting from the date you had the accident or first sustained injury. However, there are some exceptions to this including, but not limited to accidents that occurred whilst working abroad. It is vital that you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity so we can advise you about your potential claim but also about any relevant time limits. For further information please read our article covering your rights after an accident at work.
To speak to a member of our personal injury team call us on 033 3344 9600 or email [email protected] with your request.
How much compensation you can claim after an accident at work depends on a range of different factors. Our personal injury solicitors will consider the severity of your accident, whether you need to take time off work and how long it is likely to take you to recover. They will negotiate a settlement with the party responsible for your injury and secure the compensation you are entitled to. The compensation awarded can help to pay for any private medical care, adaptations to your home and loss of earnings.
Here are some examples of injury at work compensation claims we have settled:
Morrish Solicitors have a dedicated team of accident at work solicitors, who aim to make the personal injury claims process as simple as possible. Our solicitors are renowned for their expertise and ability to secure significant compensation on behalf of our clients injured at work.
Most of the personal injury claims we take on are under a ‘no win-no fee’ agreement, meaning you will not pay for our legal services if your claim is unsuccessful. If you win your case, most of the legal fees will be paid for by your opponent and the remainder coming from the compensation awarded.
If you have suffered an accident at work in the last 3 years, please call us on 033 3344 9600 or simply email [email protected] with your request.