Workplace Accident Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Scotland
Accidents at work are all too common and can have serious consequences for those involved, but our team can help.
If you have been involved in an accident at work, we fully understand what you might be going through. In addition to the pain and suffering you might experience, you may be concerned about your financial situation, and how your accident might affect the lives of those closest to you.
Our specialist accidents at work lawyers have helped thousands of people recover physically and financially following an accident at work and can help you get the compensation you need to get your life back on track. To discuss your specific circumstances with an expert accident at work lawyer, call us today on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you, and to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
There are many ways in which you may have been injured in your place of work. Slips and trips at work are the most common causes of most injuries in UK workplaces, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In the period 2020/2021, 33% of non-fatal injuries to employees were due to a slip, trip or fall on the same level. You can read case studies in respect of some of our successful claims on behalf of clients for slips and trips here (where our client slipped on ice at work) and here. Slips at work can also lead to other accidents, such as injury from machinery, burns and falls from height.
We regularly help clients make compensation claims for accidents at work, including for:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Back injuries
- Falling objects
- Crashes and collisions
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Fracture injuries in the workplace
- Burn Injuries at Work
Whilst employees have a duty to take reasonable care of themselves and others who could be affected by their actions, an employer also has a duty under the Health and Safety at work Act 1974 to ensure the health and safety of all employees, and anyone who could be affected by their work. This act is designed to reduce the risk of any accidents or injuries occurring and requires employers to create policies for keeping the workplace clean and free from debris, maintaining floors, buildings and equipment, and providing adequate training and equipment to employees and visitors. Where employers fail to meet their health & safety duties, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
If you have been involved in an accident at work, it is important that you report the accident to your employer, ensure that an accident report form is completed, and the incident recorded in an accident book. You should contact a specialist firm such as Calio Claims who will then guide you through the process of bringing a claim.
Generally speaking, your employer has a legal duty to do all that they reasonably can to care for your safety in the workplace. One of the key pieces of legislation in this area is the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. This sets out the general health and safety rules with which your employer must comply. In order to be successful in your claim, you need to be able to prove that 1. your employer had a legal duty to take reasonable care for your safety; 2. that this duty of care was breached; and 3. as a result, you were injured.
In Scotland, you have three years from the date of the incident to pursue a claim for personal injury, so you should seek advice as quickly as possible to allow time for investigations.
Our specialist solicitors can assist you to obtain compensation for injury, as well as helping with rehabilitation and aftercare, recovering the cost of care, and pursuing any loss of earnings.
Your employer has a responsibility to do all that they reasonably can to care for your safety in the workplace. If you have suffered an accident that was the fault of a colleague’s action, or as a result of your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
By law, every employer must have in place employers’ liability insurance. This will safeguard your employer from any compensation claim that is made against them. Your employers’ insurance company will take over the handling of the claim, and will be responsible for payment of any compensation that is awarded to you.
Given that it is the employer’s insurance company, rather than the employer themselves, who will deal with most of the claim, many people find it okay to ‘sue’ their current employer and still continue to work for them. If you’d like to ask us about any concerns you have bringing a claim against your employer about an accident at work please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced accident at work lawyers.
Get in touch with our accident at work personal injury lawyers
If you have had an accident in the workplace that was not your fault we have a dedicated team which specialises in accidents at work, and they have considerable experience in a variety of claims involving all types of workplace injuries - contact our specialist personal injury team today. The team is spread across our offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland - making it easy and convenient for you to consult one of our experts. We will be happy to discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
"I would recommend Lindsays to anyone who has been injured and wants great service in the knowledge that they will fight to secure the most compensation." - Client