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Accidents at work result in the loss of millions of pounds to injured employees each year as well as the loss to the economy caused by the enforced absence of accident victims from work. Accident victims and their families suffer as a result of the pain and disability caused by the injuries, which quite often can be very serious.
Employers have a duty to ensure that the workplace and the equipment within it are as safe as possible and that safe systems of work are in place and adequate training is given to employees to enable them to safely carry out their jobs.
Accidents at work can be caused in many ways including:
- Machinery accidents
- Lifting or manual handling accidents
- Falls, slips and trips
- Exposure to harmful or dangerous substances
- Construction accidents
- By defective or inadequate equipment.
If you are injured in an accident at work caused by the negligence and/or breach of statutory duty of your employer or by a fellow employee, then you may have a claim for compensation which could include loss of earnings and any other financial losses and damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
Employers are required by law to have in place employers’ liability insurance to insure against claims brought by employees for damages and loss caused by accidents at work.
If you have a claim or would like to have advice about a possible claim, contact us and ask for a member of the personal injury team. We will advise you as to whether you have a claim and we can act for you on a no win no fee basis. If after talking to us you decide not to go ahead with a claim, you are under no obligation to do so and we will not charge for our initial advice session. We're based in the North East, but act for clients across the country as well as those in Sunderland, Newcastle and the northern region.