Accidents at Work
Your employer has a legal obligation to protect the health safety and welfare of employees and must do whatever is reasonable practicable to achieve this. Employers have a duty to assess the risks in a workplace and to provide training on how to deal with those risks. These are obligations that employers often get wrong.
Accidents in the workplace can occur in a variety of ways. The most common types of accident at work relate to manual handling or falls. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) more than 609,000 people in the UK suffered an injury at work during 2016/2017. The accidents affected a wide range of professions, from nurses to construction workers; office workers to farmers.
Accidents at work are a common occurrence but, when serious can impact massively on an individual’s financial circumstances resulting in an immediate drop in income. The ability to make payment of everyday household bills can quickly become affected.
Many clients feel nervous and uncomfortable pursuing a claim for compensation against their employer. Your employer will have employer’s liability insurance which should cover your employer if you make a claim. The claim will be handled by the insurers rather than your own employer.
For lower value claims, an online system has been introduced by the government to make dealing with claims worth up to £25,000 both quick and cost effective.
How we can help
If you have suffered an accident at work we can help guide you sensitively through this period of uncertainty and help you recover the appropriate amount of compensation in relation to your injury to safeguard your financial future. We have a wide range of experience in handling employer’s liability cases including the following types of cases:
- Manual handling
- Working at height
- Defective work equipment
- Defective work environment
- Handling dangerous substances
- Construction sites
- Fatal injuries
Our team comprises experienced Personal Injury Specialist Colin Cook and Litigation Executive Pasha Alnadaf alongside former Morgan Jones Pett injury claim specialists Solicitor Sara Westwood and Chartered Legal Executive Simon Bransby.
Read more in our Mythbusters guide: Employers Liability Claims
Please contact one of the team to discuss your specific requirements.
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