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Accidents that occur in the workplace can lead to a variety of injuries and in some cases, very serious life changing injuries that can have a devastating impact on you, your family and your finances for the rest of your life.
Slips, trips or falls in the workplace may sound trivial, but they can result in serious injuries if the victim lands on a hard floor surface or trips into another object. In very rare cases, brain injuries and fatalities can be caused by slips and trips at work.
Your employer has a duty of care to provide a work environment which is safe to work in and is obligated to take steps to reduce the risk of a work accident happening. They should also have insurance in place to cover accidents in the workplace.
The majority of employers live up to these legal obligations.
Unfortunately there are some who do not fulfil their responsibilities. These employers are not only breaking the law, they are also putting your life (and the lives of your co-workers and members of the public) at risk.
Many people are understandably reluctant to bring a claim against their employer, but that should not deter you from seeking legal redress if the accident was not your fault.
At Shoosmiths, our specialist accident & injury at work solicitors have helped many clients with their accident at work claims. If you are off work as a result of your injury, you may be able to claim a pay-out for loss of income, any medical costs incurred and for the necessary care and rehabilitation. We can talk you through all of the options open to you, explaining the process of making work accident claims in plain English.
‘I was initially unsure if I wanted to pursue a claim but when I met with Shoosmiths I was immediately reassured. Throughout the case my queries and letters were always responded to promptly. I knew where I stood and never felt alone in the process. I was very pleased with the outcome and would definitely recommend Shoosmiths to my friends and family.’
Our expert team has successfully represented thousands of people who suffered injury through accidents at work. We provide an individual service that is sympathetic and focused on your specific needs.Why Shoosmiths