Accident at Work Solicitors
Your employer has a legal duty to protect your health and safety in the workplace. If your employer fails to meet their responsibilities, causing you to suffer illness or injury, you should speak to our accident at work solicitors about making a personal injury compensation claim.
If you have had an accident at work, contact us now at McGee O’Kane Solicitors for a free, no obligation enquiry. Our accident at work solicitors can explain the options available to you.
Your employer’s duty of care
Employers have a responsibility to ensure their employees can work safely and without risk of injury. This is known as a ‘duty of care’.
An employer can meet their duty of care in a number of ways. For example, machinery and equipment must be well maintained. Adequate training and supervision must be given. Protective clothing and safety equipment must be provided, and all health and safety regulations must be adhered to.
The law is designed to ensure that employees can enjoy a safety working environment and are not put are risk because of their job. Unfortunately, however, work accidents still occur.
Can I claim for an accident at work?
When an accident at work happens, it is possible that an employer failed to comply with health and safety legislation. If so, the injured employee is entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
It is difficult to know when you can make a work accident claim. That is why it is always best to speak to our personal injury solicitors as soon as you can. As legal experts, we can clarify your options, explaining whether you have been wrongly injured at work.
At McGee O’Kane Solicitors we offer free initial enquiries to anyone who has been injured in a workplace accident and suspects they might be entitled to compensation. This means you can get professional legal advice without cost or obligation.
Types of work accident claim
It does not matter what the nature of your workplace accident, we urge you to contact us. Our accident at work solicitors deal with all types of work accident claim, including –
- Accidents due to inadequate training
- Injuries caused by dangerous/faulty equipment
- Factory accidents
- Slip/trip/fall accidents
- Injuries due to lifting heavy objects
- Forklift truck accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Vibration white finger
- Asbestos related disease
- Industrial deafness
- Repetitive strain injuries
Whether you have been injured in an office, restaurant, shop, warehouse or factory, or on a building site, farm or other place of work, we can help you.
Can I recover my lost earnings?
Our solicitors will ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. As well as compensation for your pain and suffering, we can recover any money you have lost as a result of your accident, including your lost earnings.
Often this is a huge relief for our clients, as workplace accidents sometimes mean you cannot return to work immediately, if at all. This loss of income can be devastating, potentially having a series of knock-on effects.
Will I lose my job?
People are often wary of making work accident claims for two reasons. Firstly, they are concerned that they might lose their job. Secondly, they fear that their employer will have to personally pay for their compensation and legal fees.
However, you must not worry about either of these things. Your employer is not allowed to treat you any differently for making a personal injury claim. Also, your employer is obliged to have insurance, which will cover the cost of any work accident claims.
Free legal advice from accident at work solicitors
Being involved a workplace accident is extremely upsetting and often those who are injured do not know where to turn. It can be difficult to know who to speak to, especially if your employer and colleagues are unsupportive.
But please do not suffer in silence. We offer free, no obligation enquiries to those who have been harmed in workplace accidents. This allows you to establish whether or not you are eligible to make a personal injury compensation.
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