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Accident at work claims

Each year thousands of people have an accident at work in the UK.  If you are one of these people you may have a compensation claim and should talk to a specialist workplace accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Where do workplace accidents happen?

Injuries at work can happen in many settings.  Dozens of workers die in the construction sector every year, but workplace accidents can happen in factories, offices, laboratories, schools and colleges, on farms and at sea.
 
If you have been injured at work you may have suffered life-changing injuries which will have a profound effect on you and your family.  We understand that if you have lost your capacity to work your financial situation may be perilous, and that you will be very worried about supporting yourself and your family in the future. A successful compensation claim can help to alleviate the financial stress and worry linked to an accident at work.
 
Employers have a duty to protect their employees, their contractors and their visitors from accidents and injuries.  If an employer fails in their duty and you have been injured you may be able to bring a compensation claim.

Employers must

  • Provide well maintained tools and machinery for your work
  • Keep the workplace safe and tidy
  • Provide you with equipment for lifting heavy objects, and where this is not possible must train you on reducing the risk of injury when lifting
  • Provide you with appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Make sure you are not exposed to chemicals, or if they are present must control your exposure to reduce the risk of injury.

Why use Leigh Day?

We are recognised by the Law Society as one of the country's best firms for clients with serious injuries, including brain and spinal claims, and are accredited by numerous charities and organisations, including the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, brain injury charity Headway, and the Spinal Injuries Association.  We also work closely with a number of amputation charities, and have more than 25 years’ experience in acting for victims of workplace accidents.
 
If you are not well enough to travel to our offices we will visit you at your home. We have vast experience at securing early interim payments to pay for rehabilitation and the cost of medical treatment and therapies so that you can start your recovery as quickly as possible.
 
We are experienced in acting for the families of victims of fatal accidents, representing them at inquests and obtaining compensation for them. 

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