Accident At Work
Fortunately for most workers today, the majority of workplaces go out of their way to ensure that their workers have a safe place to work. Part of this is due to government legislation that requires minimum standards in relation to safety in the workplace. This comes under The Health and Safety at Work Act. This could be the wearing of safety equipment such as helmets, safety goggles and overalls or providing non slip walkways and sturdy well constructed office furniture. Despite these safe guards, most workers face the possibility of an Accident at Work and if this can be demonstrated as being due to poor workplace safety provisions, then a claim for compensation is in order.
Most accidents are due to somebody, somewhere at fault, but they are not always prepared to admit to their mistakes. If you are unlucky to sustain an injury in your work place and your employer has been negligent, you could be entitled to claim compensation due to the employer’s negligence. If the accident was caused by a work colleague, you are still entitled to make a claim as it is the employer’s job to monitor the work behaviour of all employees under their control.
An Accident at Work may be the fault of several employees, but this does not mean you cannot claim compensation as it may be due to inadequate training or the provision of properly maintained equipment. Every employer is legally obliged to provide a safe and healthy work place environment and be insured for the eventuality of an accident taking place on their property.
If you have been injured in an Accident at Work and you think you should be compensated in some way, then you should contact one of our personal injury solicitors at Lamb & Co, who are experienced in dealing with compensation claims for these sorts of accidents. Once you have discussed your situation with us, we will give you an honest opinion about how successful your claim is likely to be and we will not take on your case if we do not think we will win.