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Accident at work claims - help after having an accident whilst at work

Accidents at work are not confined to the sort of jobs which are commonly regarded as dangerous, such as construction work or heavy industry.

Whether you work outdoors, in an office, a shop or industry, workplace accidents are all too common.

Nobody should be exposed unreasonably to risk of injury while working with, or for the benefit of others.

For over a 100 years, we at Digby Brown have fought to raise the standard of Health and Safety in the workplace by holding employers to account, and vigorously representing those who suffer injury in workplace accidents.

Health and safety at work

The purpose of Health and Safety law is to protect people in their places of work.

Your employer has a duty to take reasonable care for your safety. In particular, an employer has a general duty to provide:

  • a reasonably safe system of work
  • a reasonably safe place of work
  • reasonably safe work equipment
  • reasonable training and instruction

In addition, over the years various statutes and regulations have been enacted to govern the health and safety regime within workplaces. These regulations provide standards and duties to do with just about every type of workplace and work activity.

There are regulations concerning maintenance and organisation of the workplace, provision and use of work equipment, personal protective equipment, lifting equipment, display screen equipment.

There are also regulations dealing with types of work such as manual handling and working at height and regulations concerning different types of workplace, such as construction sites.

Work accident claims - how a personal injury solicitor can help

Placing your work accident claim in the hands of a personal injury specialist, who knows which regulation to apply to the circumstances of an accident, can make all the difference.

If your employer breaches one or more of their general or statutory duties, and thus causes an accident at work, they or their insurers may be liable to pay reasonable compensation.

Your employer is also responsible for ensuring that other people you work with behave appropriately and do not cause accidents.

Employers cannot pretend to be ignorant of potential risks. The law requires employers to carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks that workers are exposed to and take measures to avoid those risks, so far as is reasonably practical.

When handling workplace compensation claims, expertise matters.

Insurance companies who defend workplace claims have significant resources at their disposal.

If you have suffered injury in the course of your work, it is essential that you receive advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer who can identify when Health and Safety duties have been breached.

No Win No Fee

At Digby Brown, we have our own no win no fee funding model, Compensate. This means our clients are not asked to pay a penny throughout the case and allows our solicitors to thoroughly investigate a work accident claim and fight for maximum compensation. Learn more about our no win no fee funding model.

Why should you contact Digby Brown Solicitors for workplace claims?

With over 100 personal injury solicitors dedicated to recovering compensation for accident victims, Digby Brown is among Scotland’s leading specialists in handling workplace claims.

Our expertise allows us to quickly assess whether you have good compensation claim, and thereafter maximize your prospects of securing compensation.

Accident at work - why Daniel recommends Digby Brown

Contact Digby Brown

If you would like to discuss your circumstances please either call us on 0333 200 5925 or text help to 83310. Alternatively you can fill in our brief enquiry form.



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