Accident at Work Solicitors — Scotland

Employers must provide a safe working environment by adhering to health & safety regulations, but employer negligence can cause workplace injuries. Our work accident lawyers can help with accident at work compensation claims.

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The Short of It

  • Involvement in an accident at work can be devastating for you and your loved ones.

    If the accident wasn't your fault, it may be time to speak to us about accident-at-work compensation claims.

  • Accidents at work can leave you with life-changing injuries,

    and you may experience loss of earnings and rising medical costs as a result.

  • At Watermans, we employ a dedicated and skilled team of workplace personal injury solicitors

    who are here to guide you through the accidents at work claims process.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Accidents at Work

    Accidents at work injury claims

    As an employee, you expect to be working in safe conditions. This means being provided with a safe working environment, correct and adequate training, and proper supervision.

    However, in some cases, employers may be negligent in their provision of these basic conditions, and you may be involved in an accident at work as a result. That is when you are entitled to accidents at work compensation.

    Making a Claim

    How do I make an accident at work injury claim?

    Being involved in an accident in the workplace can have a devastating effect on you and your loved ones. From significant disability and brain injury to other serious injuries, workplace injury claims are important. If there is proof of negligence, work injury lawyers will assist you in claiming against your employer to help protect your financial future.

    At Watermans, our team of skilled personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through the process of claims for accidents at work by offering straightforward legal advice. We care about our clients and work hard to secure the compensation that you are entitled to. Plus, we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, meaning that you don’t have to pay any legal fees if we don’t win your case.

    Who is eligible to make a claim?

    Employers are required by law to ensure that you are being protected against the risk of an accident or injury at work. If they are negligent in training, supervision or provision of a safe working environment, you may find yourself sustaining severe injuries.

    In this case, you will be eligible to claim for an accident at work. At Watermans, our specialist personal injury solicitors are experts in handling claims for illnesses and injuries sustained at work, ranging from minor to severe.

    As well as suffering from physical pain, you may find that you are also left experiencing psychological damage and a loss of earnings as a result of your accident. A claim for injury at work can also cover this. This can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones, and it is only right that you seek workplace accident claims if the accident was due to the negligence of another.

    How Much Compensation?

    How much compensation can I claim for an accident at work?

    As with all personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you could receive when you claim for accidents at work will depend on the nature of the accident and the severity of your new circumstances. For example, the work accident compensation for multiple fractures would be much lower than it would be for a serious brain injury.

    In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of things, including:

    • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
    • Changes to your ability to work
    • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
    • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
    • Home modification and care expenses
    • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life

    Family members can claim more if the accident resulted in a fatality. All work accident claims are different. We want to make sure you receive the maximum compensation for accident-at-work claims and accomplish this by considering every possible factor and piece of evidence.

    Accident at work claims do not have to be that complicated, and we will do everything in our power to simplify the process and get you the win you deserve.

    Whatever your injury, you can rest assured knowing that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are your modern personal injury law firm in Scotland. Our expert team is committed to doing everything to make the injury at work claim process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation.

    Dedicated accidents at work solicitors

    We provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment, to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas over and above accidents at work, including public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

    Accident at Work Compensation - FAQS

    There are many different causes for an accident at work for which you can claim compensation:

    • Dangerous working environments and practices due to negligence
    • Insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Lack of risk assessments or appropriate training
    • Unsafe manual handling procedures
    • Spillages
    • Poor safety regulations and procedures not implemented
    • Faulty or dangerous equipment
    • Manufacturing or design fault

    You can contact Watermans for a no-win, no-fee agreement on your workplace accident claim. We’ll ensure you understand whether you are eligible for a work accident claim and how much compensation you are entitled to. We will notify either your employer or your employer’s insurance company of the claim, and the case will commence.

    Work-related illnesses or diseases may develop after short or long-term exposure to harmful substances in the workplace. This is also an accident at work that you can claim compensation for. You can make a workplace injury claim for the acquired illness if you are eligible. It is best to make a case as soon as possible, as you are at financial risk.

    If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, it is time to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor about a personal injury claim.

    There are many different types of workplace accidents, ranging from moderate to severe injury. We’ve listed the most common workplace injuries, some of which you may not be aware that you can make a compensation claim for:

    If you have suffered an injury during a workplace accident, you can claim a compensation award, especially if you have financial losses as a result. You can make the claim for work injury compensation as the injured person or a relative can seek injury compensation on your behalf (particularly in the case of severe brain damage).

    If you want to make a work injuries claim, but you were partly at fault for the accident, you can still make a claim against your employer.

    With these kinds of work accident claims, you split the liability of the accident. In this case, the amount you receive in workplace accident compensation will be adjusted according to the proportional blame.

    You can make a compensation claim within three years from the date that the accident happened.

    Watermans recommends that accident at work claims be made as soon as possible. We are here to help you assess whether you are eligible for a claim and how much compensation you should receive and to guide you through the process.

    Unfortunately, accidents at work occur every day in Scotland. These accidents can happen anywhere, from construction sites and factories to warehouses and even offices. Every workplace has its own unique risks, some bigger than others. Whatever the job, the employer is expected to protect employees against these risks.

    There are a few exceptions when it comes to the time limit for an accident at work claim:

    • If your accident at work claim is for a serious injury at work that caused brain damage or are unable to make the accident at work claim yourself, there is no time limit for your claim.
    • If you want to make an accident at work claim for an incident that occurred overseas, you may have less time.
    • Minors under the age of 16 cannot represent themselves, so a parent or guardian can make the accident at work claim on their behalf. Once they turn 16, they have three years to make accident at-work claims.
    • If you are making an accident at work claim for an illness acquired at work, you have three years to make the claim from the date of diagnosis or from when you ought to have been aware of the connection between the diagnosis and your work. In these cases, it is essential that you seek urgent advice as the time limit is not always very clear.

    In order to get the best work injury compensation, you need to ensure you have access to sufficient evidence to prove your case.

    These are some examples of evidence you can use to make a successful work injury compensation claim:

    • Witness statements from those who saw the work injury happen
    • Medical records from an independent medical assessment with all the details of your work injury
    • Proof that there were inadequate risk assessments in the workplace
    • CCTV footage or photographs of negligence
    • Accident Book extract

    You can only make a successful claim if you have evidence that the workplace accident was the employer’s fault or due to the negligence of a fellow employee. Work accident compensation claims are unlikely to be successful without sufficient evidence.

    Employers’ Liability Insurance protects your boss when you make a claim for financial losses, and the insurance company will investigate workplace accidents for proof that they were not negligent. If they are successful and you do not have sufficient evidence to back your claim, you will unfortunately lose the case.

    Watermans provides services on a no-win, no-fee basis for the accident-at-work claim process. So, in the event that you lose, you will not have to pay us any legal fees.


    If you have any more questions about claiming accident at work compensation, feel free to complete an enquiry form with your contact details. Our expert accident-at-work solicitors based in Glasgow and Edinburgh will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury