Accidents are more common at work than many people realise. In addition to occurring in the most obvious, and more publicised areas, such as in the construction industry, they can occur on the shop floor or in the office or in any work environment. Examples include tripping over items in an office, falling from a height and lifting.
Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment and safe working conditions. Any failure of that duty can put you and or your colleagues at risk. Employers also have a duty to carry out risk assessments and to keep the risk of accidents to a minimum. In addition, employers must provide appropriate personal protective equipment.
Any breach of negligence or statutory duty by an employer can lead to a claim if an accident follows. If you feel that you may have suffered a workplace accident then please contact us now, for free, no obligation advice.
If the claim is successful then you will be entitled to claim general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (the extent to which your life has been affected by the accident), as well as special damages for items such as loss of earnings, the costs of treatment and damaged clothing.
For more advice, please contact us now, for free, no obligation advice.