Accidents can happen anywhere that is why it the duty of those responsible to minimise the risk of accidents happening at work.
Employers have a legal responsibility for providing a safe working environment.There are strict statutory regulations that an employer must follow to ensure the safety of employees at work.
If you have suffered an injury at work it is important that you contact us immediately for advice on whether you have a claim against your employer.
Employers are not only legally obliged to ensure that their employees are working in a safe environment but are also duty bound to ensure that any equipment, surfaces, machinery etc are safe to operate and conduct the day to day business activity required of the employee. Employers are further obliged to ensure that employees are adequately trained, safety equipment is available and risk assessments are undertaken regularly and promptly to ensure the safety of all employees. These are only some of the duties incumbent upon an employer.
Unfortunately, from time to time accidents can happen. Some employers, on the other hand, may have contributed to the risk of the accident happening by neglecting their responsibilities. Perhaps they were motivated to save costs, through the lack of knowledge or as a result of a complete lack of care for their employees. In any event, under these circumstances, any workplace can become a dangerous place and often results in accidents that are not the fault of the employee.
Common types of accident include but not limited to:
- Injuries due to failure to provide safety equipment.
- Slipping on wet floors due to spillages.
- Injuries from defective equipment or failure to train employees on how to use equipment correctly.
- Trips caused by defective floor surfaces or obstructions.
- Falling from a height due to inappropriate work equipment or safety equipment.
If you have had an accident at work and suffered injury, then please contact us immediately to discuss your case.
Often employees, even after suffering serious injuries at work, do not make a claim against their employer out of company loyalty, due to the fear of losing their job or other censure in the workplace. Although company loyalty is highly commendable, your employer is legally obliged to insure against the risk of injury to employees and therefore will have the appropriate cover to compensate you for your injuries. Furthermore it is illegal for an employer to censure you or end your employment because of legitimate claim you make for compensation for an accident at work. We can support you and ensure your employer is also aware of these fundamental responsibilities.
If you have suffered an injury at work, this often results in other losses such as:
- Loss of earnings.
- Cost of rehabilitation treatment.
- Medical expenses.
- Damaged clothing and personal items.
- Future loss of earnings.
This list is not exhaustive and our clients often incur other losses such as loss of enjoyment of planned holidays, inability to participate in sports and hobbies etc.
Let our experts take the stress out of dealing with your case and let us worry about the law and regulations. Whether your injury is minor or severe in nature, you can trust us to pursue your claim and recover the compensation that you are legally entitled to.