ACCIDENTS AT WORK
If you’ve had an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer.
When you’re at work, your employer has a duty to make sure you’re safe and protected. If you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault, your employer might have to pay you compensation.
As well as being fair to you, the money you receive can make your recovery period a little easier to deal with. Or it can support you while you look for other work, if you need to.
Some workplace accidents are major and life-changing, while others are less serious but still distressing. Almost any type of injury, large or small, can lead to a claim. For example, you might have suffered:
- A slip or trip on a hazardous floor or staircase
- A fall from height where you should have been protected
- An injury from defective equipment or machinery (even if it wasn’t yours)
- Health problems from exposure to hazardous chemicals such as asbestos
- Psychological problems or physical conditions (such as ulcers) caused by stress, bullying or harassment
Workplace accidents don’t just happen in industrial settings like factories. Even office furniture like desks and chairs, or electrical equipment, can cause injury if it isn’t properly maintained.
Even if you’re a casual worker, or even self-employed, you may still be an ‘employee’ in the eyes of the law. That means you can make a claim exactly as if you were employed by the organisation full-time.
If you’ve had an accident at work and you’re thinking about claiming compensation, talk to us. We have many years’ of managing personal injury claims, and we offer a friendly, effective service for people in your position.
First, we’ll talk through the details of your case, including how the accident happened and whether you lost any earnings as a result.
Then we’ll tell you how likely you are to win your case, and how much compensation you might get. We can sometimes take cases on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, although this depends on the details of your claim.
If you decide to go ahead, we’ll support you right through the process, explaining everything in plain English so you always understand exactly what’s going on.
To find out if you could be due compensation, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to have a quick chat about your case free of charge.
IF YOU’VE HAD AN ACCIDENT THAT WASN’T YOUR FAULT, YOUR EMPLOYER MIGHT HAVE TO PAY YOU COMPENSATION.
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