It is increasingly common for people to travel overseas for work. Much like in the UK, accidents in workplaces abroad can and do happen every day.
Workplace accidents can happen whilst travelling for work or in a whole host of working environments, including:
- Construction sites
- Oil rigs or windfarms
- Industrial complexes
If you suffer an injury or illness at work and it was down to negligence on the part of your employer, you have the right to pursue a compensation claim against them. Whether working in the UK or overseas, your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe in the workplace.
The thought of claiming compensation for an injury sustained through working abroad can be intimidating. The language barrier and the prospect of making a claim for an accident which happened in a foreign country can make the process of claiming compensation off-putting, particularly if you feel you have a good relationship with your employer. Health and safety regulations vary from country to country and you may be unsure if your employer is bound by the law in the UK or where the workplace accident took place.
However, you may be able to make a claim through the courts in Scotland and our solicitors are experts in dealing with workplace accident compensation claims in Europe and internationally. The compensation we will help you secure is essential to getting back to normal after suffering injuries in the workplace.