Accidents at Work Claims
The Health and Safety Executive estimate that over 200 people a year lose their lives at work and around 150,000 people suffer from non-fatal injuries. Being injured as a result of an incident that arose from your employer’s negligence has an impact on your life and those around you, especially your family members. The impact can be physical, financial and emotional.
Hill & Abbott we have a team dedicated to assist with accident at work compensation claims. We have a wealth of experience and have, over a number of years dealt with claims against a diverse range of workplaces.
We are able to discuss with you, without any charge, your potential claim and advise you as to whether or not you have a claim against your employer.
In conjunction with this, if you have any concerns in relation to any repercussions you believe may arise as a result of bringing a claim against your employer we are able to refer you to our specialist Employment Department who would be able to assist or advise you in relation to your options.
Claims we have dealt with involving Accident at Work include:
- Slipping on debris/water etc
- Injuries involving lifting and manual handling
- Injuries caused through unguarded machinery
- Injuries caused by colleagues for whom your employer is vicariously liable
- Injuries caused through defective or dangerous machinery
- Slipping on ice on your employers grounds
- Construction site accidents
- Falls from height and scaffolding accidents
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Needle stick injuries
- Accidents in the Construction Industry
- Accidents involving forklift trucks
- Inadequate training
Everyone has the right to feel safe at work and confident that they are provided with the correct equipment and training to undertake their work safely. Your employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment and to keep your working environment free from hazards that are likely to cause you injury.
If you think you may have a claim as a result of an incident at work in the last three years from which you have sustained injury then please call us for a free, no obligation consultation where you will be listened to and provided with the best possible advice.
Work Place Accidents:
If you have been involved in an accident at work, which was not your fault and as a result of the accident you suffered from a workplace injury then you may be able to make a claim for personal injury and compensation.
You would need to prove that your injury was a result of negligence of another party (your employer). At Hill & Abbott solicitor we will assist you in compiling the evidence you will need to prove your claim for compensation.
No claim for personal injury is the same and some may settle within months whereas some may take several years. The length of time depends on many factors, identifying the party responsible, establishing liability and more importantly ensuring you receive treatment and make the best possible recovery from your injury. We have represented clients in many industries and below are examples:
- Those working in the Catering Business
- Those working in the Cleaning Industry
- Office based employees
- Retail employees
Our specialist accident team deal with all types of workplace accidents and injury claims ranging from back injuries, lacerations leaving scarring, soft tissue injuries to the more serious injuries such as brain injuries, spinal injuries, catastrophic injuries and fatal injuries.
Who is responsible for your workplace accident?
Establishing who is responsible for your workplace accident is important. All employers owe their employees a duty of care and this extends to, contractors and visitors who may have suffered an accident or injury. This includes ensuring that:
Employees are provided with personal protective equipment and safety wear required to undertake their job safely.
Employees are given adequate training to allow them to undertake their work in a safe manner, for example Manual Handling Training for lifting heavy objects
Employees are able to work in a safe and tidy environment, including work equipment which should be suitable for use, such as work stations, chairs, floors free of litter and obstructions.
Employees should safely be able to working at heights having being provided with safety equipment including where necessary, harnesses, scaffolding and the correct ladders.
Make a claim for compensation following an accident at work
Hill & Abbott are experts in dealing with personal injury compensation claims for those injured following and accident or injury at work. If you or anyone you know has been involved in an accident at work or in the work place call us for a free, no obligation discussion where we will be able to provide you with the right advice in relation to your accident and potential claim for compensation and personal injury.
There are time strict time limits in bringing a claim for compensation for workplace accidents and workplace injuries. We will be happy to discuss these with you.
Talk to one of our team today:
0800 633 5543