Accident at work – how to make a successful claim?

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Experiencing an accident at work can be a truly traumatising and stressful experience for anyone. It is the employer’s duty of care to ensure the safety of their employees at all times; if they fail to do so, and the employee is involved in an accident at work, you are eligible for compensation. If you have been in an accident at work, contact one of our specialised Scottish solicitors now.

Work accidents can leave an individual with mild or long term severe conditions; either way, if you have been in an accident at work, contact our Personal Injury solicitors now. Due to updates and an increase in health and safety regulations in the workplace; there has been a gradual decrease in accidents occurring in the workplace. However, these accidents still often happen; if you have been in an accident at work, contact our solicitors now. 

If you have experienced injuries at a workplace, you may need weeks and even months to recover, which means that you may be missing necessary time off work, which can pose a financial burden to you and your family. 

Common causes of work accidents 

If the accident occurred due to the employer’s negligence of the person responsible, you may claim compensation. Your employer must adhere to health and safety guidelines at all times; there is a range of things that they must do to ensure safety, these include: 

  • Comprehend the health and safety risks in the workplace, and ensure that they carry our health and safety procedures regularly. 
  • If hazards are reported in the workplace, ensure that they are taken care of in a good time and in the best possible way. 
  • Make sure that if an accident occurs, there is a reporting system. 
  • To carry out regular machinery maintenance checks. 

If the employer fails to do this, and you are involved in an accident, the most common accidents in the workplace include:

  • Falling from height
  • Violent Assaults
  • Being hit by a vehicle
  • Being hit by moving objects
  • Lifting heavy objects and materials
  • Slips, Trips, and Fall at Work
  • Burns and scolds from hot equipment or water
  • Repetitive Strain Injury

Some workplaces are riskier than others; for example, there are more hazards in places with heavy machinery such as factories and warehouses. In more hazardous work environments, health and safety standards should be stricter. No matter where you work if you have been involved in an accident at work, contact our solicitors now.

How to start a claim?

After being involved in an accident at work, make sure that everyone is safe and call any emergency services if it is necessary. After you have made sure that everyone is safe, make sure to gather as much evidence from the scene of the accident as possible and record the accident in the workplace accident book. We advise that the more evidence you can provide, the more likely you are to get higher compensation for your damages, evidence to include: 

  • Photos and videos 
  • Witness reports 
  • CCTV footage 
  • Medical reports 

After that, we highly advise you to contact one of our experienced solicitors to start a successful claim. All you need to do is simply give us a call. Our solicitors will provide you with a free initial consultation, helping you determine the outcomes of the claims by finding out more about your specific case. With combined 26 years of experience in personal injury law, we will ensure that you know your claim is in the right hands. Contact us now, and start a successful claim. 

Contact Belmont Solicitors now.

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