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What is an Accident at Work?

Accidents at work are common and can happen in any workplace. Your employer has a duty to ensure a safe environment by enforcing health and safety procedures. If they fail to do so and you’re injured at work, you can seek compensation.

If you’re in a workplace accident, report it to your employer promptly and document it in an accident book. Collect evidence like photos and detailed reports to support your claim, increasing your chances of a successful outcome.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Why choose Belmont Solicitors?

Personal Injury Specialists

  • Over 26 years’ combined experience
  • Extensive legal knowledge and specialism
  • Client focused personal injury solicitors

No Win, No Fee Claims

If you we think that you have a strong claim, we may be able to support you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful you won’t be out of pocket.

Rehabilitation & Support Services

Belmont Solicitors will ensure that you get the support that you need in the aftermath of your injury. We also recognise that interim payments and early rehabilitation can be vitally important to clients.

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We have an excellent track-record with our clients, on independent review sites we’re rated excellently.

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    • The process of claiming against the other party was made so much easier thanks to Belmont Solicitors and especially Karen Barr and her team. Fantastic work and thank you all for your help and guidance. 100% recommended

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    • My accident happened right before covid, so there were loads of delays and even a hand over in solicitors. With all the interferences, Belmont never let me down. They stayed in touch and stayed very honest throughout the whole thing.

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      Emily Hughes

    • Belmont solicitors have been assisting me with an injury claim from a car accident I was in earlier this year. They have been excellent throughout making sure I am aware of everything that’s been going on and providing me with all the information I need to make informed decisions. The outcome has been fantastic and I have been treated with integrity and care throughout. I would highly recommend them to anybody.

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      Eva Salani

    • Amazing service throughout my experience dealing with Belmont, they helped me with an injury claim following a car accident and I received an excellent service and quick settlement with the case. Highly recommend.

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    • The team at Belmont has been great. They went through the information with me as often as I needed to understand all the legal bits and feel comfortable proceeding. I was given an update as soon as it was available, which meant I didn’t have to constantly call - which in my experience is not always the case with solicitors. Overall very happy with the service received.

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      Helena G

    • Well thanks to Belmont, i’ve manage to get my injury claim in rather quickly is feels like. They are a great team and keep you updated throughout each process they do with with you, as well as making sure well informed. would very highly recommend. will also mention they give very clear instructions throughout the process and they are very helpful!

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      Dylan Miller

    • Absolutely outstanding service from start to finish, very very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. Always very friendly and efficient! Any single person I spoke to was always very happy, nice and great at their job! Thanks again to everyone!

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      Jamie-Lee Brown

    • Can’t thank Rizwan enough for all his help. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the case. Never had to call them as he kept me updated with any new developments. Will definitely refer friends and family and will use Belmont solicitors again if needed.

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    • I would highly recommend these guys, extremely helpful, always kept me up to date with progress either by calls or emails, I was more than happy with all staff from receptionists to case holders, would highly recommend.

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      Dorothy Garvie

    • Good service. Kept me informed about my personal injury claim - which took about a year to settle, which was due to the other party in the accident's insurer going into liquidation, but they kept at it and eventually succeded in getting the payment. Would definately recommend.

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