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Published On: May 29, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

A Guide to Claims after a Serious Accident at Work

Employers in the UK have a legal duty to keep their Employees safe from injury at work, (and this includes temporary staff). However, those Employers who have been negligent in not providing a safe workplace are not only avoiding their legal obligations, but also leaving themselves open to a claim for compensation by the injured employee.


What you need to know

Accidents at work cannot only result from immediate and obvious dangers like a trip, fall or a slip, but sometimes it can also be because of inadequate training, lack of proper safety equipment, or faulty and dangerous machinery.

Accidents at work can lead to a variety of injuries and in some cases can lead to life-changing injuries which have devastating impacts not only on clients but also their family and friends. It goes without saying that such accidents can also have a financial impact.

An employer has a duty of care to provide a working environment which is safe to work and is obliged to take steps to reduce the risks of work accidents happening. In theory they should also have insurance in place to cover accidents in the workplace. Whilst we appreciate an accident at work can cause anxiety and stress (especially for those who continue to work for their Employers on return to work), the insurance is in place to fulfil and meet any successful compensation claim.

Unfortunately, those employers who do not fulfil their responsibilities are not only breaking the law, but they are also putting your life at risk – and perhaps those of your co-workers and, depending on the nature of the work, members of the public at large.


Types of accident at work

There are different types of accident at work claims that one should consider. Naturally, people think of slips, trips or falls in the workplace and, whilst these are all claims that could arise at no fault of your own, you should also consider some of the following: –

  • Stress at work claims.
  • Falls from height claims.
  • Accidents where lack of training has led to an incident.
  • Accidents involving your workplace such as an office.


How can a solicitor help?

The legislation surrounding accident at work claims is complicated and it is sensible to contact experts such as us to ensure that you get the best advice on bringing a successful claim.

We will consider a number of aspects of your claim, for example any loss of earnings that you may have incurred because of your sustaining a catastrophic injury that has left you unable to work at all. . Expenses arising out of your work accident, such as travel expenses and other relatable expenses, would also be considered notwithstanding, that we would also consider from the outset putting a rehabilitation plan in place to ensure that you benefit from a comprehensive recovery treatment to maximise your recovery chances.

If you have been injured at work as a result of an accident at work, please contact our specialist team who are experts in this field, and who will consider the merits of your claim.

* Disclaimer: The information on the Anthony Gold website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied.*

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