Types of Work Accidents

Chemical Poisoning

Chemical Poisoning Compensation Claims

If you have been involved in an incident at work that relates to chemical poisoning, such as lead poisoning and benzadine poisoning etc then you might be entitled to compensation from your employer. Read more »

Construction Site Accidents

Construction Site Accident Compensation Claims

Constructions sites are one of the most dangerous places to work. Statistics from the Health & Safety Executive show that in particular site workers are most at risk from injury whilst lifting, handling or carrying and also from tripping or falling from a height. Another major concern is falling items hitting site workers. Read more »

Fatal Accidents

Fatal Accidents Compensation Claims

Tragedies in the workplace should never occur. However when they do the lawyers at we solicitors llp are here to help. From assistance in dealing with the compensation claim to representation at coroners inquests (a legal inquiry into the causes and circumstances of a death) and police investigations our experienced solicitors provide a full service. Read more »

Falling Objects

Falling Objects Accident Compensation Claims

This is one of the most common ways in which persons are injured at works. These cases can include a box that has fallen from storage that has been stacked incorrectly to a ceiling collapsing due to badly maintained premises. Read more »

Fall From Heights

Fall From Heights Accident Compensation Claims

Falling from height is a common way to get injured at work especially in construction work however these also include falls from ladders, stairs, openings in the floor to name a few. It is such a problem that the government introduced specific legislation in order to try and reduce the number of persons getting injured. Read more »

Faulty/Defective Equipment

Faulty / Defective Equipment Accident Compensation Claims

Faulty or defective equipment is a common cause of injuries in the work place. Following the implementation of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 your employer is under a duty to ensure that the equipment/machinery and vehicles you use at work are:-

  • Suitable for their intended use;
  • Safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and, this remains the case;
  • Used only by people who have received adequate instruction and training; and
  • Accompanied by suitable safety measures, eg protective devices, markings, warnings.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment Accident Compensation Claims

Faulty protective clothing or just providing no clothing at all an entirely preventable cause of injury in the work place. Following the implementation of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 your employer is under a duty to provide you with protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, shoes and overalls to name a few in circumstances where a risk to your health and safety cannot be controlled in other ways. The regulations require that any such equipment must:-

  • Be properly assessed before use to ensure its’ suitability;
  • Be properly maintained and stored;
  • Come with proper instructions as to how it is safely used; and
  • Be used correctly by employees (i.e. that employers ensure that their employees are using the equipment correctly).

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Hit or struck by a moving / falling object

Moving / Falling Object Accident Compensation Claims

If you have been involved in an incident at work that relates to being hit or struck by an object then you might be entitled to compensation from your employer. Read more »

Training

Training Accident Compensation Claims

If you have been involved in an incident at work that relates to being trained poorly or through not receiving any training at all you might be entitled to compensation from your employer. Read more »

Manual Handling/Lifitng Accidents

Manual Handling & Lifting Accident Compensation Claims

The Health & Safety Executive believes that 40% of all injuries that causes a work absence of more than three days arises from lifting injuries. Although there is no law stating the maximum weights that should be listed HSE recommend the maximum weight for men is 25kgs and 16kgs for women.
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