Our specialist team of personal injury solicitors are on hand to help you make a successful compensation claim for any accident that occurs during the course of your work.
Accidents at work can include:
- MOVING AND HANDLING ACCIDENTS
- SLIPS AND TRIPS
- EQUIPMENT ACCIDENTS
- MACHINERY ACCIDENTS
- FORKLIFT TRUCK ACCIDENTS
- PUB AND CLUB WORKER HEARING LOSS
Such accidents can be caused by factors such as:
- INADEQUATE TRAINING
- UNSAFE PREMISES/SITE
- UNSAFE OR POORLY MAINTAINED MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
- FAILURE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION
- ACTIONS OF YOUR COLLEAGUES
Examples of consequences of work-related accidents include:
Health and Safety legislation has made more people aware of the danger of suffering an accident at work. If you’ve suffered from a Forklift Truck Accident, Machinery Accident or from hurting your back whilst lifting and carrying, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. As an employee, you should be given training to ensure you understand the correct and safe way to carry out tasks at work. In fact, your employer has a legal obligation to protect you from accidents at work. By law, they must have an insurance policy to cover compensation for injuries and loss of earnings if an accident occurs.
If you’ve suffered an accident at work that you think could have been avoided, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.
To make a claim, call our Free Helpline on:
0800 145 5105 | 01782 416 016
If you have been injured in a forklift truck accident, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against your employer.
If you think you have been a victim of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
If you think you have been a victim of Pub and Club Worker Hearing Loss, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.
For advice and support on Accidents at Work:
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Accidents at Work – Latest News
Please feel free to browse through some of the news stories below, relating to Accidents at Work:
Rhyl Journal (17th December 2012) – The Health and safety executive have released latest figures regarding accidents at work. While the figure is below the average figure, it is still higher than last year.
Food Manufacture (28th November 2012) – A global food firm has been ordered to pay more than £60,000 after two of its workers were seriously injured in separate accidents at its UK manufacture base.
BBC News Yorkshire (13nd November 2012) – A man has died after a diesel tank, weighing more than a tonne, collapsed on him as a result of the incorrect use of a Forklift Truck.
OutLaw.com (17th October 2012) – Regulations announced in January will change the ‘Strict Liability’ regime that made companies automatically liable for workplace injuries regardless of fault.
The Reading Chronicle (14th October 2012) – Three hospitals in Britain are piloting the Kiosk Injury Surveillance System (KISS) that aims to reduce the number of accidents at work, in the home and in public.
Yorkshire Evening News (26th September 2012) – Leeds City Council have paid out over £1.2 million to local workers who suffered an accident at work between September 2007 and September 2012.
Mail Online (15th August 2012) – A fireman, who hurt his finger while putting on a glove, was awarded £5,000 in compensation.
Farmers Weekly (4th August 2012) – The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
FOOD (16th July 2012) – Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has paid nearly £6,000 compensation to a worker who was temporarily blinded by an accident at its Wakefield plant.
Plant Engineer (6th July 2012) – the number of workers fatally injured in Britain last year remains largely unchanged against the previous 12 months.
STV (29th June 2012) – A welder who has been confined to a wheelchair since an accident at work is suing his former employers for £3 million.
BBC (21th June 2012) – A man was killed after the crane he was working on collapsed in Glasgow.
aviva (14th June 2012) – A recent prosecution has highlighted the implications for workers when accidents occur and how it can affect many aspects of their lives.