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How to Make an Accident at Work Claim

What is classed as an accident at work?

An accident at work is any accident which causes physical injuries or illness as a result of the employer’s negligence.


How to Make an Accident at Work Claim

This covers a broad range of circumstances:

– Trips & Slips
– Falls from Height
– Manual Handling Claims
– Forklift Truck Accidents
– Burns
– Electric Shocks & Electrocutions

Who is responsible for an accident at work?

Your employers have a duty to keep you safe whilst at work, and are obligated to:

• Ensure safe workplaces and working systems.

• Make sure that you and your colleagues are properly trained and competent.

• Provide you with suitable work and personal protective equipment, such as appropriate footwear, gloves etc.

• Take steps to minimise risks to the health and safety of their staff.

• Undertake risk assessments.

• Perform regular inspections to the working environment and equipment.

• Ensure that all equipment is fully functioning and safe for staff to use.

Unfortunately, some employers do not adhere to health and safety standards as they should, and do not take the appropriate steps to ensure a safe working environment for their employees.

What are my rights after an accident at work?

Employers have a duty of care to try and protect the well-being of staff whilst at work.
One of the rights you have is to make a personal injury claim if your accident was caused by your employer’s negligence and you were injured as a result.
You can claim against your employer for a sum of money that covers your injuries, financial losses and any expenses or losses that you may need in the future because of what happened to you.

How do I claim when injured at work?

To make a successful accident at work claim, you would need to prove that your workplace injuries were caused as a result of the negligence of your employer.

We specialise in pursuing compensation claims for injuries sustained in the workplace. We will utilise the extensive experience of our expert team when representing you, to secure you the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and recover any financial losses you may have suffered as a result, such as loss of earnings.

How Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors can help you to claim for Accident at Work

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton Personal Injury Specialists have a reputation for providing the highest levels of customer service to our clients, whilst being as tough as is required to pursue those responsible for what has happened to you.

We will make sure to consider the following:

– How severe your injury is and your recovery time.

– Whether your injury will affect your life in the future.

– The amount of time you have had to take off work because of your injury.

– Any care you have received, even if from a family member.

– Any adaptations to your home, car o life>

– Any medical expenses, from therapy costs to prescription cost and even travel expenses.

We are personal injury claims specialists, and our expert team will provide effective, clear and honest advice, making what may seem like a complicated process easier to cope with, safe in the knowledge that we’re on your side.

Our friendly team will be able to advise you whether you can make a claim that has a good chance of being successful. We are sympathetic, understanding, and can help you get the outcome you deserve.

If you have suffered an injury due to an accident at work, contact us TODAY for a FREE, no obligation chat about your case. We are available by email or phone.


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