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Accidents at Work

If you've had an accident at work in the last three years which was not your fault you may be able to make a compensation claim for personal injury and loss of earnings.

Accidents at work can happen for a number of reasons. They may be caused by faulty or dangerous equipment, lack of risk assessments or training, unsafe lifting or handling procedures or even physical assault. Also illness or disease may develop after coming into contact with harmful substances in the workplace (e.g. asbestosis, industrial deafness or vibration white finger).

Your employer is responsible for ensuring you are working in a safe, risk-free environment. If you've had an accident and you think this was not the case, call us for a preliminary chat and we will advise you whether it's worth making a claim. If we can provide evidence of negligence we can help you present your case professionally and effectively.

At Watermans, our specialist personal injury solicitors can deal with all types of workplace accident claims ranging from:

  • burns
  • lacerations
  • soft tissue damage
  • spinal injuries
  • brain injuries
  • catastrophic injuries
  • fatalities

We enjoy a very high success rate with personal injury workplace accidents in Scotland. Of course each accident is very different, but many such claims will settle within months, and most are settled out of court.

Download your accident at work guide here