Accident at Work Claim
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When we head off to work we all have the right to expect to be safe while doing our jobs and return home without injury.
From the pain and distress a workplace accident can cause, to the loss of earnings and travel expenses through attending doctor, physio or hospital appointments, the impact of an accident at work can be wide ranging.
When at work your employer, or the contractor who employs you, has a duty to provide:
- A safe place for you to work
- A safe system of work
- Safe work equipment
- Training for the job you are tasked with
- A safe way of doing your job
- Colleagues that are competent at doing their job
If, however, your employer neglects their duty and you have a workplace accident, then you are entitled to make a claim. The claim for compensation for your injuries will be against your employer’s insurance policy.
Claims for accidents at work are not just for those permanently employed, self-employed workers can make a claim too.
Claims can occur even if the accident does not happen on your employer’s premises, for example, if you are a contract cleaner, working on a construction site or driving a lorry or van. Your employer still has the same duty regarding a safe place of work, safe system of work and safe work equipment.
Our experienced team of personal injury solicitors deal with a wide range of accident at work cases and can advise whether there is a case to answer in your circumstances. Adopting a jargon-free approach, the team provide a friendly, accessible service and endeavour to get the best outcome for your case.
To find out more and to discuss your specific requirements, contact us.
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