Have you Suffered an Accident at Work?
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an accident at work, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Some people are worried about losing their job if they make a claim. Your employer cannot dismiss you if you make an accident at work claim. All employers have a responsibility to protect their employees, contractors and visitors from accidents and injuries. All employers have a duty of care to provide employees with the necessary machinery and tools to complete their jobs. They also need to ensure the machines and tools are maintained to a safe condition. The workplace must kept in a safe and tidy condition.
Employees should be provided with suitable workstations and chairs and the floor and corridors should be clean and free from hazards. Doors and gates should not be obstructed. All employees required to lift heavy objects should receive training to show them how to do this safely. All employees should be provided, where necessary, with any safety wear they require to complete their jobs, such as goggles, hard hats, ear defenders, dust masks, safety gloves, safety boots or high-visibility jackets.
You can also make a personal injury compensation claim if your workplace accident or workplace injury was caused by the negligence of another member of staff.
Any claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident and you'll normally need a personal injury solicitor to represent you. If you've been injured in an accident at work and you think your employer is at fault, you may want to make a claim for compensation by contacting our team of Accident at Work Solicitors.