Work and Industrial Claims
At London Accident Claims we offer a no win no fee service for accidents at work. After a work accident compensation can take you a long way towards your road to recovery.
Work Place Injuries
If you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault and you believe there has been a breach of health and safety regulation, you may be eligible to claim for no win no fee compensation.
Employers must provide safe working conditions for their employees. If they fail to do so and an employee is hurt, the injured worker can pursue financial compensation for pain and suffering, lost income and other accident related losses injury claim for compensation. Your employer must try to ensure that you carry out your work in the safest way possible bearing in mind the type of job that you do, the materials and equipment that you work with and the tasks involved. Employers need to ensure that the place, or places, where you work and their premises in general are safe for their staff. The most obvious example of a breach of this duty would be if office floors were left wet or cluttered with files or cables, on which employees slipped or tripped up. But employers are also responsible for the heating and ventilation of their premises, the lighting and even the car park.
The Health and Safety Executive estimate that individual employees lose around £558 million a year in reduced income and additional expenditure as a result of accidents at work.
Holding the Negligent Employer Responsible
We hold employers or other liable parties financially responsible for workplace accidents and injuries, including those involving:
- Falls from ladders, roofs, scaffolds or other elevated work sites
- Trips, slips and falls
- Defective machinery, power tools or industrial equipment
- Vehicle accidents
- Toxic substances, including asbestos and benzene
- Repetitive stress injuries, from carpal tunnel syndrome to back and knee injuries
- Psychological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder
Types of workplace claim
It’s also important to remember that a workplace can take many different forms, and can include a van or car if driving is included as part of the job. In this case, for example, the vehicle would need to be safe and roadworthy. If it is not, and the driver sustains an injury from an accident which occurs as a result, the driver could be entitled to make a claim for work accident compensation.
If an employer doesn’t provide safety precautions for a work accident risk, they will increase the probability of their workers suffering a work injury and, subsequently, the probability of work accident compensation claims being made against them. Work accident claims are only made for injuries that the employee suffered at work, which wouldn’t have occurred had the employer taken action to prevent the work accident.
The duties of an employer include complying with Health and Safety laws and regulations, which have been put in place to make the workplace a safer environment, and reduce the risk of work accidents. Proving the employer was responsible for the work accident will require a good knowledge of the laws and regulations around work accident claims, so independent legal advice is essential for anyone who has suffered an injury at work.
Returning after a work accident is often a stressful period. It may be a good idea to try and keep in touch with colleagues whilst injured, to make the transition back to work after recovery as smooth as possible.
It’s also very important that after a work accident or injury you don’t rush back to work too quickly. If you go back to work too soon, you may find that you don’t make the full recovery you would if you were resting at home. Making a work accident claim allows you to remain financially stable whilst recovering from your injury – preventing the need to return to work too early.
Accident at work?
If you have had an accident at work, speak to one of our specialist solicitors and make a work accident compensation claim online today. Claiming is very easy, just fill in the four step Claim Form, or request a call back, and you could be speaking to a work accident claim solicitor in minutes.