Each year thousands of workers are left with serious injuries and illnesses as a result of their poor working conditions and their employers failure to ensure they are protected in the workplace.
Many of our clients have succeeded in claims for damages against their employer. It is vital that anyone who has suffered a serious injury at work is represented by a specialist solicitor who understands the delicate nature of the situation where an employee wants to bring a claim against an employer and also the wealth of complex legislation that governs this area.
Employer’s liability insurance is required by all employers in order to cover their staff against personal injury; this means that your employer will not have to pay your compensation personally and it shouldn’t cause you any problems if you are still working there.
Often claims such as these come down to whether an employer has failed in its duties to its employees. What duties are owed may not always be immediately obvious so it is vital that the legal representative has a good knowledge of workplace law, regulations and case law so that they can advise you on the likelihood of you being able to bring a successful claim. Every employer is legally to obliged to:
- Ensure that all risks are reduced as far as reasonable;
- Ensure that work equipment is suitable and protective equipment is provided; and
- Ensure that all staff are trained in how to carry out their job safely.
Our team specialises in accident at work cases and have built a solid reputation working on such claims as:
Injuries involving lifting or manual handling;
Exposure to harmful or dangerous substances;
Repetitive strain injuries;
Accidents arising from falls; and
Employees exposed to violent attacks or verbal and physical assaults.
The experience that we have in helping people with work related injuries, means we can ensure our clients get the right rehabilitation and treatment early. We do not charge for dealing with initial enquiries even if we do not take the claim on. This way you can be safe in the knowledge that you can receive expert legal advice about your accident without committing to any obligations. If you we consider that you have a claim which is likely to be successful then we can offer you a “no win no fee” agreement.
It is not always possible for our clients to return to the same job but we can often open doors for them in alternative employment to ensure it is possible our clients still have a vocation. We have access to case managers and employment specialists who can assist you in getting back to work.
To speak to a member of our experienced team of solicitors, please call 01825 761555 for free initial advice about your claim.