If you have been involved in an accident at work, you should contact a personal injury solicitor without delay. It may be that you have been injured at work as a result of a fall from a ladder maybe some equipment that you were told to use was faulty. You may have injured your back as a result of lifting. Your employers have both statutory and common law duties to ensure that the place where you work and the equipment that you use does not harm you.
If you have an injury claim capable of being dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis and the person who caused the injury is insured, then your solicitor would enter into a No Win No Fee agreement. All initial advice is usually free.
The law places a high responsibility on employers to ensure that they take care about the health and safety of their employees and to reduce the risk of expensive work accident claims. There are statutory requirements imposed on employers both in a general sense that applies to all businesses and there is also detailed legislation that applies to almost each different type of industrial process where there may be a perceived risk to health. These regulations are contained not only in UK domestic law but are also imposed by the EC on a Europe wide basis and the legislation does in many cases allow local decisions to be made on an individual basis to ensure health and safety. The duty imposed on employers is extremely high. It can cover instances where you are working at different premises to normal that are not owned or controlled by your employer.
Compensation claim solicitors can represent you in a work accident claim for compensation if your employer has failed to reach the safety standards demanded of him by law and as a result you have suffered personal injury. An employer should take reasonable care to ensure that your fellow workers are competent, that any machinery or equipment used is adequate and well maintained, that you are trained in the process and in the use of the equipment, that adequate safety protection is available to you and is actually used by you, that a safe system of work is employed and that a risk assessment has been carried out on any process which might involve any risk of injury in order to establish if alternative, less dangerous, procedures are available.
If you are injured at work, it is possible to make a work accident claim for compensation if your employers have been negligent, if one of your fellow workers has been negligent or in certain cases, even in the absence of negligence, if your employer has breached a statutory duty imposed by legislation. Negligence is effectively a failure to use reasonable care. It is doing something that a reasonable person would not do or failing to do something that a reasonable person would do under similar circumstances. It is a departure from reasonable conduct.
Most personal injury compensation claim solicitors in UK deal exclusively with accident compensation claims on a No Win No Fee basis. Most compensation claim solicitors will minimalise any inconvenience to you and they usually offer free initial advice without obligation. They will ensure that their client’s interests are a priority and will deal with claims in a friendly, efficient and competent manner to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve in the shortest time scale possible.