Accident at Work Compensation Claims

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What is an Accident at Work?

Accidents at work claims are common; these include any types of accidents that occurred in your place of work. 

At your place of work, it is your employer’s responsibility and duty of care to ensure your and your colleagues’ safety, by enforcing health and safety procedures. If your employer does not do this and you are involved in an accident at work, you are eligible to claim compensation for your damages and injuries.

After being involved in an accident at work, we recommend that you report this to your employer as soon as you can and record it in an accident book. Gather as much evidence from the accident scene by taking pictures of the accident scene and noting down a thorough report of what has occurred. The more evidence you can supply to back up your claim, the more likely you are to achieve a successful outcome.

How much compensation can I get? 

Finding how much compensation you may get is tough to state without knowing the thorough details of the accident. When enquiring with one of our advisors, they may be able to help determine how much compensation you may get based on the information you provide. However, claims are usually carefully assessed first, with a range of factors being taken into consideration, which determines how much compensation you may get for your injuries. 

The amount of compensation claimants will receive is profoundly affected by how severe the accident was, and how much damage the individual has faced. 

Things that significantly affect the amount of compensation received, include: 

  • The severity of the physical and emotional damage that the claimant has experienced.
  • Treatments that may have been carried out after the accident. 
  • The time missed of work.

We recommend that these are just the most common things that affect personal injury claims; the list can be truthfully never-ending; our solicitors will be able to identify things that claimants would have never identified if claiming for themselves.

If you would like to start a successful no-win-no-fee claim, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced personal injury solicitors at Belmont solicitors.

Common Causes of Work Accidents

There are many reasons why employees may experience accidents at work; the most common ones include: 

  • Improper working practices.
  • Lack of proper training.
  • Lack of supervision.
  • Hit by a moving vehicle.
  • Slips, trips and falls.

We advise that if you have been involved in any sort of accident at work that was not your fault, no matter what the cause, you may be eligible for compensation.

How long after a work accident can I claim?

In Scotland, you can claim for up to three years after the work accident has occurred. If you are under the age of 16, this time limit does not apply; your parent or guardian can claim at any point until the age of 16 in Scotland. After the child turns 16, you can claim up to three years from their 16th birthday. 

There as some exceptions during which claimants have no time limit to their claim, including where they do not have the mental ability, for example, due to health or mental health issues. 

If you would like to find out more about starting a successful personal injury claim, contact one of our solicitors now at Belmont Solicitors. 

Contact Belmont Solicitors now.

We pride ourselves in delivering the best quality work for our clients, ensuring they come out with the highest possible compensation for their damages. By supplying excellent customer service and updates throughout your claim, you will be sure that you left your claim in the right hands. 

Contact our solicitors now. We provide our clients with a free first consultation, during which you will be able to discuss and start your successful no-win-no-fee claim now. 

Contact us now by calling 0141 7298 848 or email us at info@belmontsolicitors.co.uk or pop into our office in the heart of Glasgow!

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