If you’ve been involved in an accident at work that was caused by someone else’s negligence it could be causing you long term suffering. Whether that means you’ve had to take time off work resulting in a loss of earnings or you have suffered an injury that requires ongoing medical treatment. You could be entitled to claim compensation for your accident at work.
As an employee, your employer has a duty of care to make sure your working environment is as safe as possible and that the equipment they provide for you to carry out your job is well maintained and safe to use. They also have a duty to provide training on the use of equipment or any tasks you take which require you to handle goods safely. If your injury has been caused by continuous exposure to unsafe practices and processes you have up to three years from the time the injury occurred or any disability is diagnosed to initiate a scotland work accident claim.
What should I do if I am involved in an accident at work?
If you are involved in an accident at work the first thing you should always do is seek medical attention. Whether you are seeking to make a claim or not or if your injuries initially seem small and insignificant you should first and foremost be concerned with your own health and making sure you receive correct medical care in a timely manner.
You should also report the incident to your employer and ensure a written record of it is recorded in the company accident book in case it needs to later be referred back to.
Take any photographs you can – If possible photograph the cause of the accident, your injuries and anything else you feel was important to the chain of events that led to you injury.
If thinking of making a Scotland work accident claim – What should I do?
In the first instance, we would suggest speaking with a no win no fee personal injury solicitor to discuss your case in detail. If the solicitor feels you have a case to claim the compensation they will offer to take on your case on a no win, no fee basis meaning they will take on the risk and you will pay nothing upfront.
Our specialist Scotland accident at work lawyers can deal with a wide range of injury claims including:
- Breaks and fractures
- Warehouse accident claims
- Construction site claims
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Injuries caused by falling from a height
- Burns and Scalds
- Slips, trips and falls
- Factory or workshop injuries
- Neck and back injuries
A large percentage of injuries that occur in the workplace is as a result of working in a manual or industrial environment for example factories or building sites.
Never underestimate the impact a workplace accident can have on your daily life, your family and your finances. If your injury has changed your life in some way whether it’s because of loss of earnings due to not being able to work or having to alter your home to accommodate a disability. If your workplace accident was the fault of someone else’s negligence you deserve justice for the damage you have suffered.
If you have been injured in an accident at work our team of accident at work claims solicitors in Scotland are available to offer legal advice for your unique situation through our no obligation consultation service. We believe anyone who has suffered a severe injury through no fault of their own has the right to obtain legal advice and make a compensation claim for their suffering. If after discussing the details of your case we believe you have a strong case we will offer to represent you on a no win, no fee basis.