Workplace Accident Solicitors, Lincolnshire
If you have been injured in an accident at work call our Personal Injury Team for a free consultation to claim compensation on 01754 897150 or start your claim online and we will call you.
Thankfully the number of accidents at work has continued to decrease over the last 10 years due to improved safety regulations but The Health & Safety Executive statistics estimate that in 2014/15 a total of 611,000 workers still suffered an injury at work which in turn represents an estimated loss of 4.1 million working days.
Workplace accidents can happen for a number of reasons including:
- a failure to properly organise and supervise the way in which the work is carried out
- a failure to property train workers and fellow workers
- a failure to maintain machinery, plant or equipment used for work
- the condition of the site or premises where the accident occurred
Employers have a duty to keep employees and others safe at work and must comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety Act and other specific safety regulations. In the unfortunate event of an accident at work causing death or a serious injury the employer must, in certain circumstances also report the accident to the Health & Safety Executive.
If are working as a full time or part time employee, a temporary worker, a self-employed contractor or if you were just visiting work premises and suffer injury you may be entitled to compensation.
Many employees worry that bringing a compensation claim following an accident at work will affect their employment or cause trouble. Employers are required by law to have Employers Liability Insurance to cover workplace accidents which means that any claim for compensation should be dealt with and paid for by the insurance company and not the employer.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident that was not your fault we can help you make a claim. Our Accident at Work Team specialise in all types of workplace accident injury claims including:
- working with defective equipment
- working without protective equipment
- falling from heights
- heavy and repetitive lifting
- construction sites
- unsafe work colleagues and systems
Our Accident at Work Team has over 38 years of experience dealing with claims for compensation for victims of workplace accidents ranging from minor injuries which can be dealt with as part of the Ministry of Justice Portal Scheme to serious injuries including brain injuries, amputation injuries, spinal injuries and fatal injuries requiring specialist legal and medical knowledge.
98% of our clients who have participated in our client survey rated our personal injury claims service as excellent and would recommend us to others.