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Unfortunately, workplace accidents are all too common. Each year upwards of one million employees are injured at work and more than 150 are killed. This means an average of 26 million working days are lost to the economy. The personal cost is often higher, however. Many people lose the ability to enjoy our personal lives as a result of an injury at work.

If you have suffered an injury at work, call us on 01315569599 now to claim compensation.

Workplace injuries aren't limited to falls, slips or accidents involving machinery. Office workers and those in more sedate working environments are also prone to injury as a result of accidents at work. Repetitive strains injuries, trips, falls and even stress can lead to successful compensation claims in the workplace.

Injury at Work Claims Edinburgh

Can I claim for an injury at work? It's important to know the rights, duties and obligations you and your employer owe each other. Your employer is under a duty to make sure you are provided with a safe working environment including:

  • Safe and undamaged equipment
  • Adequate amounts of safety equipment
  • Implementation of safe working practices
  • Adequate training
  • Protection against contact with hazardous substances, asbestos, for example
  • Having in place Employers Liability Insurance – any claim you make will be met by this insurer.

As an employee, you also have responsibilities. You are obliged to take reasonable care for the safety of your fellow employees. You also have a duty to refrain from tampering with anything provided for your safety.

When can I make a workplace accident claim? If your employer has failed in any of the above or if they have not complied with any other health and safety regulation, then you can make a claim. You may also make a claim if:

  • A fellow employee was negligent
  • A contractor or outside agent was negligent
  • The equipment you were using was defective

If you have suffered an accident which occurred in the last three years our specialist accident injury lawyers in Scotland can help you claim compensation whether you have had your workplace accident in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow or elsewhere in Scotland.

What Can You Claim for?

You can claim for:

  • The injury suffered
  • Any loss of income arising from the injury
  • Loss of future work prospects
  • Direct financial loss
  • Expenses, including the expenses of carers.

Falls From Height & Ladder accidents at Work Compensation

If you have been injured as a result of a fall from height at work, we can help. Our personal injury solicitors have helped many clients claim compensation for injuries suffered as a result of a fall from height. Whether you have fallen from a ladder, scaffolding or other structure, we can help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled.

We deal with claims on behalf of construction workers, warehouse workers, window cleaners and roofers. These types of employee are most at risk of suffering a fall from height.

Such employees are protected by the Working at Height regulations. The Working at Height regulations protect employees working above ground level and impose obligations on employers to make provision for their safety. Employers are obliged to provide adequate, safe and well-maintained safety equipment and to make sure warning signs etc are in place. Even well-maintained equipment can fail, or can slip or skid from under you. Employers also have a duty to provide training to employees tasked with working at height.

If you think your employer has failed in their duty to safeguard your wellbeing at work, contact us today. We offer a no win, no fee service so you won't have to pay us a penny.

Why choose Thorley Stephenson for your workplace injury claim?

Because we:

  • Offer a free initial interview to give basic advice.
  • Provide access to experts whose input will be needed to ensure you receive the right compensation.
  • Negotiate to achieve a fair settlement for you.
  • Will take your case to trial, if a fair out-of-court settlement is not offered.
  • Provide a no win, no fee service with no up-front fees. You will have no outlay even if your claim is unsuccessful.
  • Provide advice which is both impartial and confidential.
  • Explain the law in relation to accidents in plain English.
  • Offer a free legal advice service to ascertain whether your claim is valid since you may not be sure.
  • Recover all costs from the person (or organisation) at fault. You will receive 100% of any compensation awarded.
  • Ensure that you will not be charged anything nor will any compensation be reduced.

Workplace accident claims Edinburgh

To start your claim please either contact our solicitors or call us on 01315569599. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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