MK Injury - Work Accident Claim Solicitors
Your employer owes you a duty of care so if you are injured at work within the last 3 years as a result of your employer's negligence you may have a compensation claim. Your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure you work in a safe environment, that machinery and equipment is safe to use, you are adequately trained and the scope for an accident to happen is minimised.
Unfortunately, accidents at work happen on a regular basis regardless of the type of job you have and environment you work in. According to the Health & Safety Executive, in 2011/2012 an estimated 561,000 workers had an accident at work and 212,000 of those were off work for more than 3 days as a result. Falls, slips and trips account for more than half of all injuries with handling and lifting injuries the most commonly reported.
We can help with:
- Slips, trips and falls at work
- Lifting and handling injuries
- Exposure to harmful substances
- Injuries from dangerous or faulty machinery
- Construction site accidents
- Falling from height; ladders, machines, through roofs, scaffolding, platforms.
- Exposure to noise
- Farm Accidents
- Accidents involving Fork Lift Trucks
- Lack of appropriate personal protective equipment
Many people are reluctant to instigate a claim against their employer, which is understandable. However, you should bear in mind that your employer has to provide a safe working environment and should also be insured to cover such accidents. We work closely with our employment team who can advise you regarding your employment rights and can give you appropriate advice should you need it.
So whether you work in an office, factory, warehouse, shop, construction site or any other place of work and have suffered an injury that was not your fault please call us now for a free consultation and assessment. If you are worried about the potential employment law implications our specialist team can also assist.