Each year, thousands of workers in the UK are involved in accidents, with many being injured through no fault of their own. It is perhaps natural that people are injured in the place they spend the most time. However, many workplace accidents occur due to a breach of duty of care or recklessness from an employer.
If you were injured in the workplace and believe you could be entitled to take legal action or obtain compensation, our expert personal injury team can work with you to build a strong case and claim compensation for your injury. For more information about how we can help you obtain compensation, get in touch with our team of expert solicitors today.
Failure in duty of care: When can you make a Personal Injury Claim?
An employer has a duty of care to all employees and must ensure that all workers are safe in their place of work. Legally, employers must follow relevant health and safety legislation and ensure that all reasonable precautions have been taken to prevent an accident.
They also have a duty to make sure that staff are in a safe work environment, have adequate training and do not work excessive hours. They must also prevent bullying or harassment and ensure that all health and safety equipment and rules are appropriately followed.
Despite employers having a duty of care, many fail to prevent accidents in the workplace, resulting in serious injury. If you have been injured by an employer failing to protect you when working, you could be entitled to take legal action and hold those responsible to account. It is worth noting, however, that you will not be able to take legal action if you were responsible for your accident.
Taking Legal Action: Why choose our team of experts?
While no one thinks about being injured in his or her place of work, sadly such incidents are exceptionally common with areas such as the construction industry and agriculture being some of the most dangerous sectors of employment. In reality, however, it is possible to have a workplace accident in any sector, and if you are involved in a workplace accident, you could be entitled to compensation.
Following an injury in the workplace, it can be difficult to know the right steps to take. Many people feel pressured by their employer not to take legal action, or fear what could occur if they opt to make a personal injury claim. At Tinsdills, we believe that if you are injured in a workplace accident, you should be entitled to compensation and to hold those responsible for your accident to account.
With over 50 years’ experience in handling personal injury claims, our team of expert lawyers will work with you to obtain evidence, such as medical reports and witness statements, to build your case for claiming compensation. By enlisting the help of our expert lawyers, you can be assured that your claim is being handled in the correct way.
We understand how difficult making the decision to make a claim can be, especially if it is against an employer or former employer. We also understand the life-changing impact that a serious injury can have on you and your loved ones. However, regardless of whether it was caused by the negligence of your employer or by another employee, we believe that you deserve compensation.
Operating in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire with branches in Hanley, Leek, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Sandbach, at Tinsdills, we pride ourselves on our strong client satisfaction scores and the compensation we have managed to obtain for our clients. Our approval rate of 98% with all clients combined with our numerous accreditations from respected agencies, demonstrates that we can offer our clients more than other personal injury law firms.
We have accreditations from Headway, the Law Society and the Spinal Injuries Association. Our team are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) providing a quality mark of competence and specialist expertise for solicitors when dealing with personal injury claims.
Contact Us Following a Workplace Accident
If you have been injured through no fault of your own in a workplace accident, our team of expert solicitors can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. When you make your call to us a member of our team will explain the process of making a claim simply and professionally, treating your claim with empathy and respect.
For any questions about making a personal injury claim, or to begin you claim today, contact our team of solicitors using our online contact form.