Accidents At Work Compensation
Every employer has a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Sadly, this is not always the case. Employer negligence can result in work accidents. Our team can help with an accident at work compensation claim.
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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 suffer as a result.
Accidents at work occur everyday in Scotland. These accidents can happen anywhere, from construction sites to 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.
Accidents at work may be caused by many factors including faulty or dangerous equipment, lack of risk assessments or appropriate training, unsafe manual handling procedures or even physical assault. Work-related illnesses or diseases may also develop after exposure to harmful substances in the workplace.
Sustaining an injury as a result of an accident at work can cause undue pain and stress, and a potential loss of earnings for you and your family. 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.
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. If your accident has occurred within the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, your employer could be liable to pay compensation for your damages.
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. At Watermans, our specialist personal injury solicitors are experts in handling claims for injuries and illnesses ranging from minor to severe, including
- broken and fractured bones
- head and brain injuries
- facial injuries and scarring
- industrial diseases
- repetitive strain injuries
- muscle damage
- loss of sight
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. This can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones, and and it is only right that you seek compensation if the workplace accident was due to the negligence of another.
At Watermans, our team of skilled personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through the compensation claims process, 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 solicitors fees if we don’t win your case.
How much compensation?
How much compensation for an accident at work?
As with all personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the nature of the accident and the severity of your new circumstances. In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including
- medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- 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
Whatever your injury, you can ensure that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.
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 one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.
Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims 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. We also 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 including accidents at work, 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 a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.
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Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055
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