Accidents at Work


Compensation for your accident at work

Have you experienced an accident at work in the last 3 years that was not your fault? Was it a result of your employer not taking all reasonable steps to ensure your health and safety at work? If so then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your personal injuries, and personal loss as a direct consequence.

Andrew & Andrew Solicitors have over 60 years of experience in handling claims involving accidents at work. Our personal injury solicitors have a vast array of experience in dealing with such cases and maximising the money that you deserve due to the injury. Our professional experienced team will listen to your evidence as to how the incident occurred and advise you on your success. They will also be able advise how further evidence can be gathered to support your accident at work claim.

We pride ourselves on our sympathetic diligent approach to our clients, gleaning as much evidence and information at the early stages; this is of high importance when dealing with Accidents at work.

No matter what your injury, if it was as a result of an accident at work, even if it involves another employee or sub-contractor, you may have a claim and we can help.

Statistics

  • During 2008 and 2009 there were 1.2 million people who worked during that year who suffered from some form of illness, which they believe to be caused or made worse by their work.
  • 180 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.6 per 100,000 workers.
  • 131,895 other injuries to employees were reported
  • In total 246,000 reportable injuries occurred.

Accident at work injuries can vary considerably. A few examples of these are:

  • Fatalities
  • Serious spinal injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Broken limbs

Such injuries can have a substantial affect upon the ability to pay a mortgage or general outgoing expenses. Therefore Andrew & Andrew Solicitors focus on obtaining an early admission as to liability from the Opponents and stabilising your finance to include, if needs be, obtaining an interim payment of monies from the Opponent.

All employers have a legal responsibility for the health and safety of their employees and to follow procedures which prevent accidents at work from happening. This includes: providing proper training and supervision; ensuring machinery and facilities are safe;ensuring dangerous substances are used and stored away safely; and adequate safety precautions are made available to employees. Employers who do not ensure the safety of their workers, and the environment that they work in, can be held responsible due to their negligence.

The types of accident at work can be varied and do not solely relate to becoming unwell at the work place. Employers can be held liable for occupational diseases such as: dermatitis; repetitive strain injury; chemical poisoning by way of substances used; carbon monoxide poisoning if you work in a confined unventilated area; and vibration white finger due to use of machinery.

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Accident at work claims – On a ‘no win, no fee’ basis

There is no need to be concerned about the costs of obtaining legal advice. By instructing a personal injury solicitor at Andrew & Andrew Solicitors Ltd you can choose to fund your claim on ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis; this means that when we take on your case there will be no financial risk to you. This ensures that you do not need to worry about your legal fees and you can focus on your recovery.

Get Free, Initial, Accident at Work Advice

If you have been injured by way of an accident at work within the last 3 years as a result of the negligence of your employer, then speak to Andrew & Andrew Solicitors and we will give you a free, no obligation, initial consultation and outline the structure of what you can claim.

We will be there to guide you. Our professional, friendly manner will put you at ease, and during the free consultation we will be able to confirm that you have a valid claim. Your information will help us give you an estimate of the compensation that you can pursue.

To find out more about your options, contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation. We are there to answer all of your questions using plain English and we will always act in your best interest.

Contacting us is easy; we have several telephone options for your calling convenience, you can make an enquiry via any of the contact boxes situated throughout our website, or you can contact us by social media networking.