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Accidents At Work

If you have been injured in an accident whilst at work, you may be entitled to compensation.

Whilst you are at work, you are under the care of your employer and they have a duty to provide you with a safe place of work, a safe system of work and safe work equipment. Therefore your employer should provide you with proper training for the job you are doing, adequate and safe work equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE) where appropriate, a safe way of doing your job and with colleagues that are competent at doing their jobs.

If your employers neglect their duty towards you, and you have an accident at work as a result of their negligence, you are entitled to make a claim against your employer's insurance policy for compensation for your injuries. For example, your accident may be caused by inadequate or defective work equipment or by a lack of training.

You may also have a potential claim if your accident does not occur at your employer's premises, for example, if you are a contract cleaner, working on a construction site, providing catering on a remote site or driving a lorry or van. Your employer still has the same duty regarding a safe place of work, safe system of work and safe work equipment.

Even if you are self-employed you may have a potential claim if your accident occurs due to the negligence of the party who has overall responsibility for the premises where you are working, namely the party who has overall control of the building on the site where you are working, or the owner of the premises that you are working at. The test is whether the party who has control over your working environment has neglected their duty towards you and therefore has caused your accident.

You can also claim for any financial losses that you have incurred as a result of an accident at work, such as a loss of earnings while you are unable to work due to the injuries you sustained, or travel expenses incurred whilst attending your GP, physiotherapist, or hospital.

For more information on accidents and injuries at work please phone Elizabeth Lawrenson on 0116 212 1147, or fill in the form on the right. You don't need to be based in Leicestershire - we successfully manage cases for people from across the UK.
Lawson-West make accident at work claims on a No Win No Fee basis which means Lawson-West have a vested interest in ensuring your accident at work claim is successful.