ACCIDENT AT WORK CLAIMS
An employer is required by law to take reasonable care for the health and safety of employees to reduce the incidence of accident at work claims and if he fails to do so and a member of staff is injured then the employer will be liable to pay compensation for personal injury. To succeed against an employer it is usually necessary to show that the employer has been negligent however there are numerous statutes indicating exactly what is expected of an employer for many different working environments and it is not always necessary to prove negligence in order to succeed in a work accident compensation claim. If an employer has failed to carry out his statutory duty then he may be absolutely liable for his acts even though the employer was not to his knowledge at fault. This makes the employer absolutely liable for any injury suffered by an employee as a result of a breach of relevant regulations and an action for breach of statutory duty can often succeed where an action based on negligence cannot.
In addition to dealing with industrial accidents our solicitors have wide ranging experience of occupational illness and disease claims including
- vwf vibration white finger
- industrial deafness
- asbestosis mesothelioma pleural disease
- respiratory illness
- occupational skin disease
An employer is required to provide competent co-workers, adequate materials and a safe system of work with proper training and supervision which means that if you are injured as a result of a co-workers negligent mistake, or as a result of dangerous or faulty machinery, equipment or premises, or as a result of unsafe working practices, or lack of proper supervision or training, or due to inadequate safety equipment or protective clothing or a breach of the regulations then you will be able to claim compensation for an accident at work.
WORK ACCIDENT COMPENSATION
Compensation payable as a result of a claim for damages may include;
- pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment of life
- disadvantage on the labour market
- loss of earnings
- damage to property
- assistance for household chores
- care and assistance
- medical therapies
- traveling expenses
- aids and equipment
- adapted accommodation and transport
Our specialist solicitors will focus entirely on your needs by providing vigorous expert representation to ensure that you receive maximum work accident compensation for your personal injury claim. We are able to arrange home or hospital visits and medical examinations and urgent private treatment can be undertaken at short notice, to assist recovery, with some of the most eminent medical consultants.
If you want to make an accident at work claim we can help you to preserve your legal right to compensation. We offer free consultations for advice to find out whether you have a good case, how to go about claiming and how much your compensation might be worth. We will give you clear unequivocal advice about your chances of success and the anticipated value of your claim. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged anything at all.