Workplace Accident Compensation Glasgow
Although steps are taken to prevent and avoid employees being injured in a workplace accident, they are sadly still a common occurrence. The recent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report on workplace accidents estimated that over 600,000 workers are injured in the workplace each year, and over 1.2 million workers suffer from a work-related illness. If you have been injured at work, speak to our solicitors on 01418 465 957 to make a no win, no fee* compensation claim.
Unsurprisingly, accidents are much more common in certain kinds of workplaces. The HSE has found that workplaces such as construction sites, oil rigs, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing have some of the highest rates of workplace accidents. This is due to the often dangerous nature of these industries. There will often be heavy machinery, large vehicles and hazardous substances used which can cause catastrophic injuries.
However, workplace accidents and injuries are not unique to industrial work sites. An office environment may seem safe, but there is still potential for accidents. If office debris such as paper, packaging or rubbish is not cleared away, an employee could fall over it and be injured. Untidy wires or unsafe flooring can also pose a trip hazard.
Many workers receive debilitating and painful injuries due to the often repetitive nature of office work. Typing can cause conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger and Tennis Elbow.
What Responsibilities Does an Employer Have to Prevent Workplace Accidents?
In general, every employer has a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that their employees have a safe working environment. Employers must provide safe equipment that it in good working order. They must also train employees to use the equipment correctly and safely. Hazards should be assessed, and action should be taken if there is a danger to an employee.
In addition to this, there may be an industry specific standard which the employer is expected to meet. This means that there may be certain breathing apparatus or protective clothing that an employer has a duty to provide for his employees.
How Much Can You Claim for a Workplace Accident?
There are many factors which influence the value of compensation you can claim for a workplace industry. The severity of the injury and the length of time taken to recover are central factors. The compensation level would also be affected by the impact the injury has on the employee’s ability to work and whether surgery was needed.
If an employee’s injury was their fault, they would not be able to claim compensation. For example, they may have been provided with a step ladder and trained on how to use it effectively, but instead, they chose to climb on a table to reach something at height.
To make a claim against your employer, you must be able to demonstrate that they had a duty of care that they failed to meet.
Have You Suffered From A Workplace Accident?
If you are the victim of a workplace accident as a result of negligence then it is absolutely vital that you have the right team on board to fight your corner during what can be a painful, stressful and disorientating journey on the road to recovery.
But, let us put your mind at ease. Our Glasgow personal injury claim solicitors are experts in dealing with injuries and the trauma associated with accidents at work – particularly when employers are not living up to their statutory responsibilities to you.
A workplace accident claim can also sometimes be brought by someone other than the employee. This could be the spouse of an employee who died of a work related cancer such as mesothelioma, or the family of someone who died in a workplace accident. We deal with a broad range of accident at work claims, including:
- Industrial disease and industrial injuries
- Asbestos injuries
- Oil rig injuries
- Office injuries
- Construction site injuries
Get Maximum Compensation for Your Work Injury
It is entirely understandable that you are worried about the prospect of incurring legal costs in pursuing a claim for an injury at work that wasn’t your fault – but please be reassured.
We operate a no win, no fee* basis. You do not need to pay any legal fees in the event of an unsuccessful claim. This means that if you are not paid any compensation, the solicitor will not receive a fee for the services that they have carried out.
Contact Our Workplace Accident Solicitors in Glasgow
Call our team for a confidential, no obligation discussion of your circumstances. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our trusted no win no fee* team can help you claim compensation. Call us on 01418 465 957, or make an online enquiry by completing our claim form.