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If you have suffered an accident at work, the decision to bring a claim can be a difficult one. In most cases this will be against your employer or may be a complaint levelled at a fellow employee. Or it may be a worker or workers from other companies/contractors with whom you come into contact in the course of your work.

Your employers have a duty to ensure you have a safe workplace and a safe system of work and should be insured against such potential claims. Your employer could become responsible in any of the following situations:

  • Incorrect (or lack of) Manual Handling or other type of training
  • Defective or Dangerous Equipment or Machinery
  • Slips and Trips
  • Construction/Building site Accidents
  • Lack of Protective Equipment or Lack of Training.
  • A failure to assess the risks of a certain task properly
  • An unsafe workplace
  • Negligence of fellow employees

We are specialists in accidents at work and are able to work on a no-win, no-fee basis. To find out if you can make a claim for compensation please call us on 03330 112 732.

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Manual Handling

If you have been injured while moving or lifting something, however heavy, you may have a claim. Even if you are not a manual worker, it is your employer’s duty to make sure you have the right training and that you are adequately protected against injury while you are working. That includes providing the right clothing, training, tools, equipment, manpower and a safe environment in which to work.

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Trips and Falls

If you have been injured as a result of a trip or a fall you may have a claim. You have the right to protected by your employer against hazards in your workplace or whilst out on a job. That includes being provided with a safe environment in which to work wherever you are.

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Defective Equipment

If you have you been injured due to defective equipment you may have a claim. Whatever your line of work you are entitled to be provided with equipment that is up to the job. Your employer has a duty to make sure you receive the right clothing, training, tools and equipment.

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Personal Protective Equipment

If you have you been injured in an accident which may have been avoided or limited by the provision or maintenance of adequate Personal Protective Equipment you may have a claim.It is your employer’s duty to provide you with all the equipment you need to carry out your job safely. That also includes providing the right clothing and protective equipment to work with.

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Manual Handling

If you have been injured while moving or lifting something, however heavy, you may have a claim. Even if you are not a manual worker, it is your employer’s duty to make sure you have the right training and that you are adequately protected against injury while you are working. That includes providing the right clothing, training, tools, equipment, manpower and a safe environment in which to work.

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Working at Height

If you have you been injured at work due to a fall from height, you may have a claim. Working at height is a necessary part of many jobs. This does not necessarily mean working high up a ladder or on a roof. If you have to work over any differences in levels your employer has a duty to make sure you are able to carry out your job in a safe environment. That means doing everything reasonably possible to prevent you from falling.

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Unsafe Environments

Your employer has a duty to try and avoid accidents at work occurring by ensuring that you carry out your work in the safest way possible bearing in mind the type of job that you do, the materials and equipment that you work with and the tasks involved. Employers need to make sure that the place, or places, where you work and their premises in general are safe for staff. They are also responsible for the heating and ventilation of their premises, the lighting and surrounding areas.

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Construction Sites

If you work in the construction industry and have suffered an injury you may have a claim. As a worker on a construction site, the job inherently comes with its risks. It remains your employer’s duty to adequately protect its workforce from accident and injury. That includes providing the right clothing, training, tools, equipment, manpower and a safe environment in which to work.

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Factory Sites

If you work on a factory site and have suffered an injury you may have a claim. As a factory worker, there are many dangers arising out of working in a production environment in close proximity to machinery, equipment, people and raw materials. It remains your employer’s responsibility to ensure that you are adequately protected from accident and injury. That includes providing the right clothing, training and tools for the job as well as ensuring there are no risks from falls from height, fire, poisonous chemicals and many other factory-related dangers.

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Offices

If you have injured yourself while working in an office you may have a claim. As an office worker, you may not appreciate the risks in office environments that can cause injury. Falling objects, tripping hazards, manual handling issues, defective equipment, electric shock are but a few.

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Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injury, more commonly known as RSI, is damage to tendons and is associated with repetitive tasks. If you have suffered from RSI due to work, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

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Respiratory Diseases

If you have you sustained injury to your respiratory system due to work you may have a claim. Working environments in which people have been exposed to smoke, dust, fumes, vapours, gas or chemicals and substances such as asbestos, have been found to lead to breathing problems and respiratory disease. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, you may be entitled to claim compensation from your former employer, if they were legally responsible or for your exposure to a harmful substance.

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Hearing Loss

If you have you experienced hearing loss through the type of work you do you may have a claim. If you work in noisy environments, where volume levels are a potential hearing hazard your employer has a duty to provide adequate protection against harmful noise that can cause serious and long-lasting damage to hearing, such as tinnitus or even deafness.

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Industrial Diseases

If you have suffered an industrial injury, illness or disease such as respiratory disease, asthma, industrial deafness, vibration white finger or psychological injuries you may have a claim. If you have suffered, or are suffering, from an illness connected to your current or former working environment you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

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