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Claiming for Accidents at Work After Health & Safety Failures

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If you are injured in the workplace, our specialist personal injury and disease team can assist with a compensation claim, and with arranging treatment and rehabilitation where appropriate to get you back to work as quickly as possible. 

Many people worry about being treated differently at work or that they may be dismissed if they bring a claim for compensation after a work accident. It is unlawful for an individual to be dismissed or badly treated because they report a breach of health and safety law. Our specialist employment team at Prolegal can help you if this issue has arisen. We can also advise you if you are subjected to a capability procedure if you are off sick due to a workplace accident.

Workplace safety is a very important issue. Unfortunately accidents at work are still too common. 

We believe that employees should be able to do their jobs without risk of injury or illness, be that physical or psychiatric in nature. However, in 2011/12, 173 workers were killed at work, 111,000 other injuries were reported, and 1.1 million working people were reported as suffering from a work-related illness.

Employers have a duty to keep the workplace as safe as reasonably possible, to provide employees with a safe working environment, safe work tools, machinery and equipment, and protective clothing. Where employers fail to comply with this duty and an employee suffers injury or becomes ill as a result, the employee is entitled to claim compensation, which would include compensation for the injury or illness itself, and any loss of earnings or other expenses such as treatment costs. Every employer is required by law to have insurance to cover such claims, known as employers’ liability insurance.

Prolegal is experienced in dealing with all claims arising from accidents at work and we have often advised individuals where the accident has taken place at a:

  • building site
  • factory
  • farm
  • restaurant
  • shop; or
  • warehouse.

If driving is part of your job then your employer is obliged to ensure that the vehicle is safe and road worthy. We often represent individuals who have been involved in a car, forklift, lorry, tractor, quad bike or van.

If you need legal advice as a result of an accident at work be that from an employment perspective or from a personal perspective please contact our specialist team for a free initial consultation.

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