Accidents At Work
If you have an injury or illness caused by somebody else we’ll represent you – no win, no fee.
Accidents happen. We all get ill from time to time. But if it’s somebody else’s fault you can claim compensation.
In this new and developing employment economy many different employment opportunities and commercial arrangements have developed. With zero-hours contracts and the ‘Gig Economy’ it seems like that is here to stay.
The status of ‘Employer’ now can take on a very different form. What has not changed is that when you are in your workplace your employer owes you a duty of care to take reasonable and practicable steps to protect you from risk of injury. This is whether you are on payroll under PAYE, or a self -employed contractor. In this respect the ‘employer’, in the eyes of the law is the person that controls what you do, where you go, and what you get paid.
When carrying out work that involves the possibility of injury the employer should carry out a risk assessment in order to identify the risk of injury and to take reasonable steps to prevent it happening.
A lack of a risk assessment is a sign that the duty of care owed to you may have been breached. Particular instances where this may be relevant are Manual handling operations or Working at Height where it is likely that health and safety regulations will apply, or that guidance has been published for employers to follow. When such guidance is ignored accidents can happen and the employer will most likely be liable.
This also applies to Lifting operations, Electricity at work and Control of Dangerous substances as well as many other specific work-related activities
Employers are also required to provide you with a safe place in which to work and to supply competent work colleagues. If you are injured due to a careless employee or an unsafe place in which to work then you will be entitled to compensation for your injury and consequential losses.
We specialise in the following areas:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Motorcycle and Cyclist Claims
- Bus Accidents
- Accidents involving Uninsured Motorists
- Train/Rail Accidents
- Clinical negligence
- Food Poisoning (in the UK or abroad)
- Employers Liability and Work Related Injury
- Construction Accidents
- Slip and Fall (on pavements and public places)
- Occupiers Liability Claims
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Sports Injuries and Professional Sporting Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Product Liability
- Airbag Related Injuries
- Defective Seatbelts
- Mesothelioma / Asbestos
- Motor Vehicle Defects
- Pharmaceutical Liability
- Recalled Products
- Aviation Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
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