Accident at Work
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If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident at work, we know what you’ll be going through. Our solicitors have successfully handled thousands of workplace accident claims and can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Because of how dependent most people are on their income, accidents at work can be very traumatic. It’s likely you’ve had to take time off work or maybe even leave your job altogether. In some cases, your loss of earning may have left you unable to pay the bills or support your family.
If you have been hurt by an accident on the job, you might qualify for compensation. Our solicitors can offer instant legal representation and rehab support after a work accident with a free preliminary consultation.
It is possible to claim damages for an injury caused at work if you whether you are a full-time or part-time worker, a temporary employee, a self-employed builder or whether you’re only visiting the workplace in the time of this crash.
What type of workplace accident can I claim for?
There are a great number of distinct workplace accidents you might fall victim to, which range from mild injury to the more serious injuries. Some of the most common include slips, trips and falls, in addition to accidents involving machinery or flawed working practices.
Construction site accidents
The building sector is, by its very nature, a high-risk industry to work in. That is the reason the authorities and regulating bodies, like the Health and Safety Executive and construction businesses themselves, have put strict rules, regulations and working practices in place to safeguard employees. A responsible company is one that prioritizes health and safety over any other factor, such as the speed or cost of a job. When safety measures are failed, it can result in serious and even life-changing or fatal accidents.
It is your employer’s responsibility to place safe working practices set up to spot potential hazards and avoid them. If they fail in this essential duty and you’re injured as a result, you could have a valid claim for compensation.
Anyone working in a factory or warehouse should be given with all the right equipment and training that they need to operate safely. These environments can be quite dangerous if the proper measures aren’t accepted by your employer, which could leave you at risk from accidents relating to:
- Falls from height
- Slips, trips and falls
- The use of dangerous machines, such as forklift trucks
- Manual handling along with the lifting of heavy objects
- Even a minor injury in warehouse or factory environments can cause pain, distress and potentially a loss of earnings. Serious accidents can be life-changing or perhaps deadly, but most can be avoided if safety is taken seriously.
Injuries associated with serving in the army
As a military employee, you have exactly the same rights to a secure working environment as anybody else. In case you haven’t got the right training or the right safety gear, or your operating environment is poisonous, you might have an accident that leaves you injured and out of work.
Our personal injury solicitors can allow you to assess if being part of the Armed Forces, you are in possession of a valid compensation claim after an accident.
Unsafe industrial sites
Industrial sites can be quite dangerous if health and safety practices are not strictly observed and enforced. You trust that your employer is going to keep you protected while in the work on a commercial site, but if they fail their obligation, this could lead to accidents involving faulty machines, vehicles, falling objects, falling from height or tripping.
People who have experienced injuries in industrial sites have successfully claimed compensation for compound accidents, asbestos-related disease, vibration white finger, carbon monoxide poisoning and industrial deafness.
Office based mishaps
You may not feel that a workplace is as dangerous as a building site or factory, however, accidents can still occur in these working environments if safety measures are not observed. These harms are even more shocking because office workers have a tendency to feel really safe and comfortable in an office environment, but it just requires one security slip-up to create a great deal of pain, distress and discomfort.
Office workers can also suffer from repetitive strain injuries, in addition to eye strain, migraines and much more. These kinds of injuries are brought on by poor working environments, insufficient training or the incorrect workspace installation — all basics that your employer should be taking care of.
An employer in an office has just the same duty of care to help keep you from harm as on any construction site. If they have let you down, contact us for a free consultation to find out if you’re eligible to claim for compensation.
Farms and agricultural surroundings aren’t the best when it comes to their safety documents, but this doesn’t indicate that your employer does not have a duty of care to take all needed steps to keep you safe while you’re working. Typical types of farm accidents include:
- Farmer’s lung – A condition Brought on by breathing in the dust out of mouldy Plants or hay, which Triggers an allergic Response
- Sprains and strains from manual handling
- Slips, trips and falls
- Asbestos-related diseases and reactions to chemicals and contaminants
If you are suffering any of the above as a consequence of plantation work and you believe your employer is to blame, you could claim compensation for your injuries.
How do I proceed after having an accident at work?
First of all, we need to be aware of the vital information about your injury, such as where and how the accident happened and about your individual injuries.
If you received any medical therapy or there were any witnesses to the crash, especially in the work colleagues, we’ll request these details together with copies of any photographs which were taken about this accident.
A personal injury lawyer that specializes in work injuries claims will review your case based on the details you supply, and evaluate how successful your work incident claim is likely to be for free.
In the event you need medical remedies and/or rehabilitation support following a work crash, it’s vital to get in touch with us immediately so we can help with your rehab whenever possible.
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