Accident At Work Claims
Hundreds of thousands of people are injured at work or suffer ill health as a result of their work every year. If you’re one of those people, call us now free on 0800 085 3627 or use our online claim form to speak to a member of our specialist team of accident at work specialists, who can give you advice and guidance on how to deal with the situation you find yourself in..
Accident at work claim types
Despite the Government's attempts to legislate to ensure that workers are protected from accident and injury in the workplace, over 200 people are killed at work every year and several hundred thousand are injured or suffer with ill health as a result of an employer’s breach of statutory duty.
That’s where we can help!
Examples of accident claims might be:
- Low standards of Health Safety
- Exposure to dangerous materials
- An unsafe work system
- Unsafe work practices
- Acoustic Shock Injuries
- Noise Induced Hearing Loss / Industrial Deafness
- Burn Injuries
- Industrial Workplace Injuries / Benefit claims
- Sight Damage
- Vibration White Finger
Your claim for compensation
All employers must carry compulsory Employers Liability Insurance to make sure they can meet any claim for damages pursued by an employee who has suffered an injury at work.
We will deal directy with your employer’s insurer to pursue a claim on your behalf.
As well as recovering general damages for the physical injury you have suffered, we can claim back:
- wage loss;
- private medical costs;
- associated travel;
- the cost of rehabilitation treatment;
- the cost of any additional care you require; and advise you on your right to claim any future losses you may incur as a result of the injury you have suffered.
Our specialist Accident at Work solicitors are experts in this field and can provide helpful guidance on how to pursue a claim on your behalf. Their attention to detail is second to none and they will ensure that you recover everything that you are entitled to.
We spend more than half our waking life at work. That’s a lot of time!
An accident at work and the law
The starting point, every employer has a duty to ensure that their employees are allowed to work in a safe working environment. They must take reasonable steps to ensure an employees safety and there is a raft of legislation setting out how an employer achieves this.
On the 1st January 1993 six sets of regulations came into force to supplement the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974:-
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992
- The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
- The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992
- The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
This set of regulations is commonly referred to as the “Six-Pack” and it outlines all the responsibilities an employer has to ensure the safety of its workers. These include:-
- Ensuring that employees are adequately trained;
- The carrying out of risk assessments of work areas and processes to evaluate possible dangers;
- Work equipment must be safe, well maintained and fit for purpose;
- Where considered appropriate, an employer must provide protective equipment such as safety goggles, gloves, hearing protection, steel capped boots and helmets to employees (at its cost, not the employees).
- All accidents must be recorded in an accident book.