Accidents at work

Your employer has a duty of care for you as its employee while you are at work.

They must take reasonable steps to ensure your safety. These duties are founded in common law and backed up by various statutes and statutory instruments, also referred to as Health and Safety Law.

Your employer’s obligation to ensure your safety at work means that if you are involved in an accident at work that was the fault of your employer or a colleague who was acting in the course of their employment, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and associated losses. In addition, your employer is vicariously liable for the negligent actions of any of your colleagues.

The Health and Safety Regulations cover all aspects of good and safe working practices that an employer should adopt from risk assessments, manual labour precautions, required training and the use of protective work gear.

Quite often, after an accident at work, you need time off to recover.

If you’re not getting paid we can claim any wage loss as part of your claim as well as any private medical bills.

If you suffered an accident at work and you feel that it was caused by an unsafe working practice, lack of training, the careless actions of a colleague or poor work equipment, then our specialist litigators will be able to assist. We can provide easy to understand, straight forward advice on your rights. We will discuss your claim and advise you what compensation you could be entitled to. Examples of the sorts of claims we have dealt with in the past;

  • Claims for faulty work equipment
  • Injuries caused by a lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Trips and falls
  • Crush injuries 
  • Falls from heights
  • Vicarious liability of colleagues careless actions
  • Loss of wages claim
  • Private medical expenses claims

Contact our personal injury team today.