Accidents at Work
A large part of your life may be spent at work. Whilst you are there, your employer has a legal duty to protect you and keep you reasonably safe from harm. This is usually called a ‘duty of care’. It may even be owed to you if you are self-employed but are visiting premises of another employer in the course of your work.
Examples of things which should be done by employers to protect you from harm include:
- Making a risk assessment and acting upon it
- Keeping a record of previous accidents and reviewing it to reduce risk
- Giving you and other employees proper training
- Providing safe equipment and machinery
- Providing a safe place of work
- Ensuring the system of work is safe
Our accident at work solicitors are very experienced in bringing claims against employers. We understand the importance of your job and the difficulties in bringing an accident at work claim. We will guide you through the process carefully to ensure you get the best result.
Typical examples of accident at work claims include:
- Falls from height such as rooftops, ladders or scaffolding
- Slips or trips on substances on the floor such as oil, water or other fluid
- Conveyor belt accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Faulty work equipment accidents
- Manual handling accidents from heavy lifting
- Chemical exposure accidents
Once you have started your claim it will be important for the right evidence to be obtained. This could be from fellow or former employees, the accident book, risk assessments, health and safety committee meeting minutes or otherwise. Our accident at work solicitors will help you every step of the way.
As accident at work claims are a specialist area of law, it is important an experienced solicitor is instructed to assist you. At Liverpool Legal our friendly, expert accident at work solicitors would be happy to discuss your claim on a no win no fee basis. Click here to email our accident at work solicitors or call us on 0151 702 5400.