Accident at Work Case Study
Our client contacted us to claim for personal injuries he sustained in an accident at work.
He and a colleague had been asked to work from ladders either side of a flue fixed to a wall, when approopriate equipment to use for the job was a fixed working platform.
Our client lost his balance when lowering the flue and fell from the ladders. As he fell he cut his wrist on the edge of a metal pipe. The cut healed with minimal scarring in a matter of weeks.
Liability for the accident was admitted by the defendant employer.
The client settled his claim for £1500.00 before trial.
Have you experienced an accident at work in the last three years? Was it a result of your employer not taking all reasonable steps to ensure your health and safety? If so then you may be entitled to compensation.
As a personal injury solicitor with many years of experience handling claims involving accidents at work, Hayward Baker has represented a variety of clients, getting them the reparations that they deserve. Our specialist team will be able to advise you on how to gather evidence in support of your claim in relation to an accident at work and we will provide representation on a no win, no fee basis. Contact us today for free, no-obligation advice.
Whatever your injury, if it was the result of an accident at work, we can help – whether it was soft tissue damage, such as a cut or burn; an occupational illness; or a very severe injury, such as brain damage or a spinal injury. We can also assist bereaved families who have lost a loved one in a workplace fatality.
Get compensation for an accident you had at work
According to the Health and Safety Executive, approximately 150,000 injuries are reported every year as the result of an accident at work and an estimated two million people suffer from poor health that is caused or aggravated by time spent at work.
All employers have a legal responsibility for the health and safety of their employees, avoiding accidents at work. This includes ensuring plant and machinery are safe, that dangerous substances are stored and used safely, that adequate welfare facilities are provided and that workers receive proper information, training and supervision.
If an employer does not ensure that work areas are safe and that environmental factors are upheld to an acceptable standard, they can be held responsible for any injury or illness that results from their negligence. Accidents at work can include slips and falls, injuries caused by improper use of machinery and damage suffered as the result of inadequate safety precautions.
Accidents at work aren’t the only way to become unwell in your workplace. Your employer could also be held liable if you suffer from occupational diseases, such as asbestosis, lead poisoning and repetitive strain injury.
No win, no fee claims after an accident at work
If you’ve suffered an accident at work, don’t let the threat of legal costs be the reason you don’t seek compensation. Because every case we take is on a no win, no fee basis, you needn’t worry about financial obligations. We take care of everything, so there is no financial risk to you whatsoever.
If your claim is successful, you will also receive 100 per cent of the compensation awarded to you and we will claim back our legal fees from the negligent third party.
Get free advice about an accident at work – no obligation
We offer free, no-obligation advice to anybody who’s suffered an accident at work and thinks that they are entitled to compensation. If your accident at work has occurred within the last 3 years and was the result of negligence on behalf of your employer, call us today for a consultation.
Our team of personal injury claims specialists are very experienced at handling claims involving accidents at work and we will treat you in a friendly and professional matter. We understand that you may not know what your options are and that your injuries may be difficult for you to talk about. We will carefully and patiently work through the evidence available and help you decide if pursuing a claim for the accident at work is in your best interests.