When To Speak To Workplace Accident Solicitors

If you have been injured in an accident at work, you need to speak to workplace accident solicitors about the incident. This is because you could be entitled to claim compensation for the damages you have incurred. In this article we take a closer look at when and why you should speak to specialist workplace accident solicitors.

Who should contact workplace accident solicitors?

Employers have a legal duty of care towards their staff. This means they are obliged to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees while in the workplace. If this duty of care is breached and a worker suffers an accident because of it, there will be grounds for a work accident claim.

There are many different ways in which a workplace accident may occur. What’s more, it can happen in any working environment; it is not just construction sites and agricultural work that poses a risk, as offices have just as many potential hazards that need to be addressed. For example, if you work in an office, it is important for an employer to ensure an employee does not slip on a wet floor that has been recently cleaned. They should, therefore, devise a system whereby cleaning is undertaken during quiet periods of the day, and put up warning signs while the floor is still drying. This would be considered a reasonably practicable way to address the risk. If such precautions are not taken and an employee does slip on a recently cleaned floor, he or she will be the victim of a work accident.

If you believe your workplace accident was caused because your employer did not take reasonably practicable steps to reduce the risks of injury in your workplace, you should contact a solicitor to discuss your legal position. After a short consultation a solicitor who specialises in workplace accident compensation will be able to suggest whether or not you can make a claim against your employer.

Are there time limits when making a workplace accident claim?

Don’t delay getting expert legal advice. Most claims must be made within three years of the event, so ideally you should contact a solicitor soon after the accident has happened. If you wait too long, you may find that although you have a strong case, you have in fact run out of time. This means you will not be able to claim the compensation to which you are legally entitled.

Contact our solicitors now

If you would like to talk about making a workplace accident claim, contact us today at the Work Accident Solicitors and speak to one of our legal experts. Call us today on 0808 901 9069  for a FREE no cost, no obligation opinion or complete our online enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

Free Workplace Accident Guide For You

To help you decide whether to make a claim, we have written a guide containing answers to the most frequently asked questions about injuries in the workplace. Our guide explains everything you need to know about Workplace Accident Claims – including answers to these FAQ”:

  • Can I really make a claim and keep all of your compensation or is that just too good to be true?
  • Could I lose my job if I  claim for compensation?
  • Will it cost me anything to make an enquiry if I then don’t continue with my claim?
  • “No Win No Fee ” agreement- what is it ?
  • What if I require medical treatment; will I have to wait for months?

Ask for your copy of our workplace accident claims guide now and you will have it straight away.

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