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Compensation for Accidents at Work

All employers have a legal duty of care to ensure a safe working environment and for their employees. This includes carrying out risk assessments and providing the right tools for the job as well as the correct safety equipment and creating safe working practices.

If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s contact usnegligence you can make a claim for compensation.

A claim for compensation can be made by anyone who has been involved in an accident at work that wasn’t his or her fault and was due to someone else’s negligence.

You can claim compensation for loss of earnings as well as pain and suffering which were caused as a result of the injury.

We can pursue your claim on a ‘No win – No fee’ basis.

How we go about claiming compensation for a work accident

We are specialists in claiming compensation for people injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Our specialist solicitors will gather all the necessary evidence including medical evidence from your Doctor or hospital. We may also inspect the workplace or any relevant machinery involved and possibly interview any witnesses to the accident, if there are any.

It is important to remember that employers are legally required to have Employers Liability Insurance to insure themselves against accidents in the workplace. In the majority of compensation cases it will be the insurers who pay out the compensation and not the employer directly.

Contact us to discuss you claim and we will assess the circumstances of the accident and inform you of the likelihood of making a successful claim.

If I claim against my employer, can they sack me?

This is a very common question we are asked about work accident claims. Many people are concerned that claiming compensation from their employer may risk their job.

Again, it is important to reiterate that it will be your employer’s insurers who will pay out any compensation that you are entitled to.

Your employer cannot lawfully dismiss you for making a claim for compensation against them. Employment laws exist to protect you against this type of action.

If you have any questions about making a claim for compensation, please contact us for more information.