Dealing with an injury at work

Published: 23rd September 2015

Liddy’s Solicitors are specialists in handling personal injury claims for people hurt in accidents at work, and have successfully recovered damages for many clients who suffered injuries in incidents that were not their fault.

Depending on the severity of your injury, your life can be affected in many ways and if you were unfortunate enough to have been seriously hurt, you may have found that the consequences were life changing.

If someone else’s negligence was wholly or partly to blame for the accident in which you suffered an injury whilst at work, Liddy’s specialist personal injury team can help you to make a compensation claim.

Your employer has a duty to protect you. As an employee your safety, health and general welfare at work are protected by law. Workplace health and safety regulations place statutory duties on your employer.

What is an accident at work?

  • Slips and tripsas a result of slippery surfaces or hazards being left on walkways are a common cause of injuries in the workplace. While most victims escape with nothing more than a couple of bruises and a feeling of embarrassment, the consequences of slips and trips can be serious.
  • Falls from heightoften cause injuries, especially if you land in an awkward position, which can typically happen in the workplace.
  • Construction site accidents;the most common are falls from scaffolding, roofs and ladders due to faulty guards or safety harnesses, dangerous areas not being properly fenced off or equipment not being used correctly.
  • Manual handling and lifting accidents;injuries can be caused by lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy items, particularly if the process involves an awkward posture. This type of manual handling may also increase the risk of exacerbating an existing medical condition or of a previous injury reoccurring, if not done properly.
  • Accidents with machinery at work.The potential to suffer an injury exists in any workplace where the correct safety procedures have not been followed, but the extent of those injuries is likely to be much more serious in environments where machinery is used on a day-to-day basis, such as factories, farms, construction sites, recycling centres and garages.

When making a personal injury claim for damages after an accident at work, it is important to choose a specialist solicitor as experience really can make a difference to the success or failure of your claim and also to the amount of compensation recovered.

Claiming for your injury

If you suffered your injury in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can claim compensation for your injuries and associated costs, such as loss of earnings, private medical treatment and ongoing care.

The Liddy’s personal injury team are experts in this type of claim and can guide you through every stage of the process from the initial consultation to negotiating a financial settlement.

Your solicitor will help you to demonstrate that the other party was negligent, organise the best possible medical treatment, deal with all the paperwork and calculate the damages to help ensure you receive all the money you are entitled to.

If you have been injured in an accident whilst at work and it was caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact us to arrange an initial no-obligation discussion about your case.