Accidents at work are relatively common due to the fact that we spend the majority of our time at work, combined with a working culture of long hours. Workplace accidents can happen wherever the appropriate health and safety requirements are not in place.
If you have suffered a workplace injury as a result of an accident at work, you may be eligible to claim compensation for injury. Our team of personal injury solicitors specialise in dealing with compensation claims relating to workplace accidents.
Whilst the majority of accident at work claims take place within industry, owing to the higher risk of workplace injury there are still plenty of office accidents that occur due to inadequate health and safety measures.
Common types of work accidents which our personal injury solicitors are often instructed on include:
- Workplace slips and trips
- Work accidents in the office
- Construction site accidents
- Factory accidents
- Industrial disease
- Military accidents
The law states that an employer has a “duty of care” towards their employees. As such, where this duty is breached and an employee is injured then they may be entitled to compensation for their accident at work.
One of the major misconceptions about work accident claims is that people often fear they will be treated differently after making a claim for their accident at work or that they may even be fired. The simple answer to this is that it is illegal for an employer to sack an employee for making a claim relating to an injury they have suffered as a result of an accident in the workplace. This would result in a case of unfair dismissal, which would mean your employer could face further legal action.
Our team of accident solicitors deal with a large number of workplace accident claims in Kent each year. We are able to provide initial advice about your injury claim without charge or obligation. We recognise that many people may find it difficult to fund an accident claim. We are able to explore and give advice on funding on a no-win no-fee basis, without you having to pay legal fees throughout the course of the claim, only making a contribution if and when you receive compensation. Additional information about Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs/ No-Win No-Fee) can be found here.
Therefore if you have suffered an accident at work in the last three years call us today on 01689 887887 to speak to one of our specialist accident lawyers in Kent or for advice on your personal injury claim please complete either the ‘Request a call back’ or ‘Make an enquiry’ forms on the right hand side of this page.
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