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Accident at Work Compensation Claims
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 maybe a complaint levelled at a fellow employee. In some cases, it may be a worker or workers from other companies/contractors with who you come into contact within 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 types 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 work on a no-win, no-fee basis.To find out if you can make a claim for compensation call us on 03330 112 732.
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. This includes providing the right clothing, training, tools, equipment, manpower and a safe environment to work.
If you have been injured as a result of a trip or a fall you may have a claim. You have the right to be protected by your employer against hazards in your workplace or while on a job. This includes being provided with a safe environment to work, wherever you are.
If you have you been injured due to defective equipment you may have a claim. Whatever your line of work, you should be provided with suitable equipment for the assigned task. Your employer has a duty to ensure you receive the appropriate clothing, training, tools and 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 (PPE) you may have a claim. It is your employer’s duty to provide you with the equipment you need to perform your job safely. This includes providing the correct clothing and protective equipment to work with.
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. This includes providing the correct clothing, training, tools, equipment, manpower and a safe environment in which to work.
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 on a ladder or a roof. If you have to work across different levels, your employer has a duty to ensure you are able to carry out your job in a safe environment. This means doing everything reasonably possible to prevent a fall.
Your employer has a duty to avoid accidents at work by ensuring you complete 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 the premises, the lighting and surrounding areas.
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 poses risks. It remains your employer’s duty to adequately protect the workforce from accidents and injuries. This includes providing the right clothing, training, tools, equipment, manpower and a safe environment to work.
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 associated with 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 accidents and injuries. This includes providing appropriate 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.
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, and electric shock are but a few.
Repetitive Strain Injury, more commonly known as RSI, is damage to the 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.
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.
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.
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 make an appointment for a free initial consultation.