Work Accident Claims
Have you been injured at work? If so, you could be entitled to make a work accident claim. To find out for certain, make a free initial enquiry with our work accident solicitors.
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Accidents at work
Employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their staff. This means taking reasonable steps to ensure employees do not suffer injury. These steps include adhering to regulations, providing the correct training, and providing the correct equipment, if needed.
But unfortunately, accidents do happen at work. These are not just limited to ‘dangerous’ working environments such as constructions sites. Those in offices and other places of work are also at risk, if the right safety precautions are not taken.
When someone is injured as a result of their employer’s negligence, there are grounds for a work accident claim. This means an employee is legally entitled to claim compensation for their physical, emotional and financial damages.
Work accident claims solicitors
When accidents at work arise, we assess what went wrong and why. As specialist personal injury solicitors, we have the legal expertise to establish whether anyone is at fault, and whether there are grounds for a compensation claim.
If you are injured at work, it is important you speak to our work accident solicitors without delay. We examine the circumstances of your accident, establishing whether you have been injured through no fault of your own.
If you have, we are here to work on your behalf. As personal injury experts, we know how to obtain the compensation you deserve. We have already helped people all across England and Wales with a work accident claim, and can help you too.
“Work related accident. My experience with Russell Worth Solicitors was very good, from the first phone call to the end. The staff were excellent and friendly, they kept me informed of what they were looking to receive from the other party on my behalf. I was very impressed by the quickness of the service and the end result. All in all a very good team. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a solicitor and I would not hesitate to contact them in the future if I needed to.”
Types of work accident claim
Work accident claims can happen in any workplace for any number of reasons. Here are some of the most common types of workplace accident claim that we handle at Russell Worth Solicitors –
- Construction accident claims
- Crane accident claims
- Defective work equipment claims
- Forklift truck accident claims
- Knee injury claims
- Ladder accident claims
- Lifting at work claims
- Military accident claims
- Office workplace claims
- Oil rig accident claims
- Scaffolding accident claims
- Shop and supermarket claims
Construction accident claims
Construction sites are one of the most hazardous working environments. Risks include falls from height, injuries from falling objects, defective machinery and poor protective equipment. The injuries sustained on construction sites can be serious in nature.
Crane accident claims
Cranes are very dangerous pieces of equipment if they are not used properly. If the operator is not given sufficient training and supervision, or the right safety regulations are not followed, the outcome can be catastrophic.
Defective work equipment claims
Sometimes employees use machinery or equipment during the course of their working duties. If these are not maintained to a safe standard, it can lead to an injury. Examples include machines without safety mechanisms or broken tools.
Forklift truck accident claims
Forklift truck accidents are usually seen on construction sites and factories. Depending on the situation, it may be the driver or a nearby pedestrian who is injured. Claims might arise due to insufficient training, reckless driving or items falling from a height.
Knee injury claims
Knee injuries can take a long time to recover from. Sometimes surgery and extensive rehabilitation is needed. If so, this can impact your ability to work. A work accident claim ensures you are not left out of pocket.
Ladder accident claims
There are various regulations that relate to working at height. If these are not followed, it puts employees in a very dangerous position. Falls from height can result in life-changing injuries, and even fatalities.
Lifting at work claims
Lifting objects in the workplace can cause ongoing back and spinal injuries. If an employee is not given the right training, or is not provided with lifting equipment, the employer may be deemed negligent.
Military accident claims
If you are in the armed forces, you have many of the same rights as any other employee. This means if you are injured during training, for example, you could be entitled to compensation. However, this does not apply if you are harmed during direct combat.
Office workplace claims
Although offices are seen as a relatively safe working environment, accidents do happen. Office accident claims often arise due to slips on wet floors, trips over wires and errant boxes, and falls from height.
Oil rig accident claims
Oil rigs are hostile places. There are various ways in which an accident might happen, including defective machinery, heavy lifting, adverse weather conditions and a collapsing platform. Injuries can range enormously in severity, from broken bones to fatalities.
Scaffolding accident claims
Scaffolding presents many dangers, both to those working at height and to those working nearby. There is a risk that someone will fall from the scaffolding. Items could also fall, hitting those below.
Shop and supermarket claims
Those working in shops and supermarkets must be given the correct training to protect their health and safety. Otherwise, accidents can occur due to slips on wet floors or spillages, lifting heavy items, and falls from height while stacking shelves.
Our work accident claim solicitors
If you have been injured at work, you are within your rights to make a claim against your employer.
Russell Worth Solicitors are specialist work accident claim solicitors. We only deal with personal injury claims. This means we know how to obtain the right amount of compensation for you, in the fastest time possible.
We have already recovered many millions in compensation for our clients. We can help you too. You can find out more about accidents at work, or you can go ahead and contact our team of work accident solicitors.
If you are interested in how much compensation you could be awarded, take a look at our work accident compensation calculator.
On the 10th October 2012, Mr Ervin was involved in an accident that would change his life forever. Employed as a mechanic, Mr Ervin was driving a work van when…
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