Work Accident Claims in Edinburgh: Compensation Solicitors
If you have suffered an injury at work in Edinburgh, Scotland as a result of your employer’s negligence, you can make a claim for compensation against them. Accident Claims UK can help you to claim the compensation you deserve for an accident at work. Contact our expert no win no fee* lawyers today for a free and private phone consultation.
Accident at Work Claims in Edinburgh
According to the Health and Safety Executive, 27.3 million working days are lost each year due to accidents at work. Many people associate accidents at work with industries such as construction, oil and gas and manufacturing where there are risks posed by heavy machinery and equipment, but an accident can occur in any workplace.
There are many ways an accident at work can occur. These include:
- Slips, trips and falls due to unattended spillages or debris;
- Falls from height;
- Repetitive Strain Injury and Tennis Elbow due to repeated movements such as typing;
- Industrial diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma;
- Contact dermatitis;
- Back and neck pain from inadequate seating equipment;
- Heavy lifting injuries.
If you have suffered an injury at work due to your employer’s negligence, contact our expert team today to claim accident at work compensation in Edinburgh.
Can You Make a Claim Against Your Employer?
Employers are expected to provide a safe workplace for the people who work for them and this means that an employer has many responsibilities in relation to safety at work.
Employers must provide a safe working environment and the particular safety requirements will depend upon the kind of workplace. For instance, an office space must have safe flooring and not have any unattended obstacles blocking the flooring, such as rubbish, debris, office supplies or cables. If the workspace was a warehouse, it must be kept tidy and slip hazards such as spillages must be attended to.
Employers must also provide staff with the equipment necessary to carry out their role. This means that if the workers are expected to retrieve items from a high stock room shelf, they must be provided with the equipment to do this safely. Any equipment, such as ladder or a stool, must be in safe working order and staff must be trained to use such equipment safely. The improvised use of equipment such as standing on chairs or tables to reach items at height is not acceptable.
If your employer has failed to meet the safety standards expected of them and you have suffered an injury as a result, you may be able to make a claim against them.
Employers in particular industries may also have additional responsibilities that go beyond the general expectations placed on all employers.
Employers may be expected to provide particular equipment and may have to train staff to use this equipment safely.
Some examples of industries where additional safety standards may apply are:
- the construction industry;
- the oil and gas industry;
- the ship building industry;
- industries where workers come into close contact with hazardous substances or chemicals.
How to Make an Accident at Work Claim in Edinburgh
The first step in making a claim is to get in contact with our personal injury specialists. Our team are available around the clock to answer your call and address any queries you may have. You can contact us by calling or completing our online enquiry form. Our team are highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of personal injury claims and will be able to assess your case to determine if you are able to make a claim.
Our team are friendly, supportive and ready to guide you through the claims process. Get in touch with us today to start your claim.
No Win No Fee* Solicitors
We take cases on a no win no fee* basis. This means that you do not have to worry about the costs that could be incurred by making a claim against your employer. The added benefit of no win no fee is that you do not have to worry about whether your case will be successful or not. There are no costs if your case is not successful.
Contact Accident at Work Claim Lawyers Edinburgh
If you have been injured at work due to your employer’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for the injuries you received. Contact our friendly and highly experienced team today on 01252 354 433 to find out if we can help you to make a claim against your employer.