Accident At Work Compensation

Have you been Injured whilst Carrying out your Job?

Thinking of making a personal injury claim?

Figures from ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) indicate that accidents at work remain hazardous. Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors can help you if you have suffered a personal injury due to an accident at work. Our personal injury solicitors are experts in dealing with accident at work compensation claims and have helped many clients claim high levels of compensation for their injuries.

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Common causes of accident at work compensation claims:

The obligation on employers to maintain a safe working environment is greater than ever. Accidents at work often result in injuries due to:

  • defective equipment
  • negligence of other employees
  • unsafe working practices adopted by the employer

Common industries where accidents at work often happen

Whatever your occupation you could be put in a situation where you are involved in an accident at work. If the accident was not your fault you could be entitled to compensation.

  • Agriculture, farming and pesticides
  • Air transport
  • Armed forces
  • Automotive
  • Catering and hospitality management
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning
  • Construction, cement, concrete
  • Diving
  • Education and Schools
  • Emergency services, police, fire
  • Engineering works
  • Entertainment and leisure
  • Explosives
  • Food manufacture
  • Footwear
  • Oil and Gas works – on and offshore
  • Hairdressing salons
  • Haulage
  • Laundries and dry-cleaners
  • Leather
  • Local authorities/government
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical services
  • Mining
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Paper, plastics, ceramics and textiles
  • Printing
  • Recycling plants
  • Retail
  • Rubber
  • Shipyards and Docks
  • Transport, Airways, Railways
  • Warehouses
  • Waste management
  • Woodworking

Common types of accidents that occur in the workplace:

  • Slipping on wet surfaces
  • Tripping over equipment left lying around
  • Falls from height
  • Lifting and carrying accidents
  • Accidents involving machinery

Common types of injuries

Can I claim compensation for an accident at work?

If you have had an accident in the workplace due to any of the above causes you can issue legal proceedings against your employer. Employers have a legal requirement to obtain public liability insurance and, therefore, if an you pursue a personal injury claim against them, the likelihood is that the insurance will satisfy any award of damages.

If you have suffered a personal injury at work, you could make a compensation claim.

What to do if you have had an accident at work

You must:

  • Fill in an accident at work report accurately and promptly
  • Take a photograph if you can. Photographs can be hugely important in successfully pursuing a personal injury claim. Remember most mobile phones have cameras!
  • Obtain names and statements from witnesses to your accident at work
  • Trade union members must notify their union rep of the accident – it is possible your union can help give information on whether similar accidents have occurred in the past

Accident at work compensation claims

Contact our Personal Injury Team of solicitors now and tell us about your accident at work. We can then offer you free impartial advice on what to do next regarding your accident at work compensation claim.

Get in touch by completing our, no obligation, online enquiry form and our Personal Injury Team will call you back or you can call us directly on Freephone: 0808 129 3320.

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Melanie Burden | Partner, Head of Personal Injury | Simpson Millar LLP

Melanie Burden
Head of Personal Injury

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