Accidents at Work

Have you had an accident at work? If so, it is very likely that the accident was caused by the negligence of your employer or another worker.

More information on Accidents at Work can be found below.

If you wish to speak with one of our specialists, please contact us via 01204 866597info@fairmontlegal.co.uk or our Contact Us page.

Your employer has a legal duty to ensure employees and visitors are kept safe at the work premises. Should the employer fail to keep up with their health and safety obligations and as a result you are injured, you could be entitled to compensation.

To ensure the protection of workers, employers must take measures including providing suitable personal protective equipment, ensuring all machinery is in working order and providing training to all employees on health and safety procedures. If the correct procedures have not been followed, you may be entitled to make a claim if it is within 3 years from the date that you were injured.

We can advise you on all types of injuries at work, including, but not limited to:

  • Injuries as a result of faulty/defective equipment and machinery
  • Accidents during site visits
  • Injuries caused by falling objects or chemical spills
  • Slips, trips and falls in the workplace
  • Living heavy objects without the correct training
  • Defective scaffolding
  • Injuries resulting from health and safety procedures/risk assessments not being in place

By law, your employer is required to have employers liability insurance in place and as the victim of an accident, you are entitled to make a claim against your employer’s insurers.  If you are making a claim for an accident at work, your employer will be notified. However, the claim will be dealt with by your employer’s insurance company and/or solicitor. Any dialogue about the claim should be held between your employer’s insurer and your solicitor, allowing you to maintain an amicable relationship with your employer throughout the course of your claim. Any settlement can help you pay for any time off from work or any medical bills that you have needed to pay for.

We believe that everyone deserves access to justice when they are injured through no fault of their own regardless of their means. That is why we handle almost all personal injury cases on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that we will not charge you any legal costs in the event that you lose your case.

If you’ve sustained an injury at work due to no fault of your own, we can help you. Call us today on 01204 866597 and talk to our team for a free consultation to discuss your claim. Alternatively, complete the easy-to-use contact form and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible

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