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Accidents at Work

Everyday people are injured at work, often through no fault of their own. There are various health and safety laws to safeguard employees that aim to protect you and give you the right to claim if you have been injured.

Employers have a very strict duty of care towards employees so don't be put off by making a claim. In recent years the Health & Safety Executive reported more than 25,000 serious accidents in one year.

  • Failure by an employer to comply with health and safety laws may result in a breach of duty of care owed to you.
  • You are entitled to compensation if it can be proved that someone else is at fault.
  • This may be your employer, fellow worker or another company working at your place of work or the building where you are working. 
  • Don’t be put off making a legitimate claim against your employer if you are worried that you might be victimised if you make a claim. This rarely happens.
  • Most employers are used to claims being made against them and should have insurance in place to cover against accidents at work.
  • You should not delay in making a claim as vital evidence may be needed and there is a strict three year time limit in which to make a claim.
  • If you have suffered a very serious or catastrophic injury please go to our dedicated serious injuries section, where your claim will be handled by a specialist personal injury lawyer.  

Compensation can go a long way to ease the burden that an injury at work has caused. At SC Law, our lawyers have specialist knowledge in identifying and calculating your losses and expenses and we will obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you may be entitled to.

If your claim is successful, the compensation you will receive is usually assessed under various categories which include:

Choosing the right solicitor for your case is an important decision.  It is essential you chose a solicitor who is a specialist in work related accident claims.  Do not simply go to the nearest solicitor, or for example the solicitor who did your Will or conveyancing.  Similarly do not feel obliged to use a law firm appointed by your home or other legal expenses insurance.  When making a personal injury claim, you should be selective about which lawyer you use and have the freedom to appoint any lawyer of your choice.  At SC Law our personal injury lawyers are experts in dealing with claims for compensation for personal injury, particularly where a serious injury is involved.

Losses and Expenses

Where appropriate we can claim for financial costs you have incurred as a result of your injury, such as loss of earnings, travelling, medication costs, rehabilitation, aids and equipment and assistance with housework or gardening. This may include future expenses where you are unable to return to work as a result of your injury, or have to return to a lesser paid job, which may include reduced benefits such as loss of pension or rehabilitation, aids and equipment and assistance with home help.

 

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Areas covered - Personal Injury, Family, Employment and Wills.

Why Choose Us

  • 100% success rate
  • Our solicitors have never lost a case at trial
  • Tailor-made service for serious injury claims
  • High success rates in complex liability claims
  • Post-settlement advice to protect your award
  • Qualified lawyer dealing with your case
  • Specialists in catastrophic injury claims, including amputations, brain and spinal injuries
  • Proven excellent negotiators who have secured substantial awards