Accidents at Work

We can make an injury claim for compensation on your behalf if you were injured in the course of your employment as a result of the negligence of your employer.

We can also make an injury claim if you were injured due to the negligence of one of your fellow employees. If , for instance , a colleague at work dropped a heavy object on your foot – then you would normally have a successful injury claim (This is called the law of vicarious liability.)

You may have an injury claim if your employer failed to provide you with satisfactory protective clothing or equipment or failed to properly train you for the job.

There are many statutes containing health and safety rules which your employer requires to follow and you would normally have a successful injury claim if he/she failed to do so.

If there was a dispute as to whether a particular failure should be defined as negligent , then we would obtain a report on this point from an independent Health and Safety expert.

Always remember that a claim must be made within 3 years of the accident.

Some clients are reluctant to make an injury claim against their employers if they continue to work for them but you should bear in mind that the claim is against the employers’ insurance company and accordingly it is not the employers who pay up.

The injury claim would cover all losses directly caused by the accident. These might include

So, if you think you may have an injury claim resulting from an accident at work, contact Cameron now for expert advice on how best to proceed.