Your employer has a duty of care with regard to your health and safety at work. This involves ensuring that you are properly trained and provided with any necessary protection from hazards.
If you have been injured in an accident at work, or are suffering from an illness that you believe was caused by your work environment, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer. It is possible to claim such compensation up to three years after the accident; longer if the injured person is under eighteen.
Depending on the severity of the injury, you could incur a variety of costs relating to medical treatment, travel and time off work. In the most serious cases, a career may be cut short and earning potential reduced.
Your employer will be covered by an insurance policy. The insurers may even contact you promptly to offer you a sum of money. However, you should always consult a solicitor before accepting any offer of compensation. The insurance company’s objective is to keep their costs to a minimum, and they may not offer everything that you deserve.
Our personal injury law team has a strong track record in obtaining compensation for people injured at work or suffering from industrial disease. We can represent people from across England and Wales regarding a wide range of conditions, including:
- asbestos-related illness;
- industrial hearing loss;
- skin irritations;
- repetitive strain injury;
- slips, trips and falls from a height; and
- loss of a limb.
Mooney Everett Solicitors offer an initial consultation. This can give you the opportunity to discuss your accident with a specialist injury lawyer, explore your options and assess whether you may be entitled to compensation. We will explain everything in plain English, including how your claim could be funded by a no win, no fee arrangement, meaning that you would have no legal costs if you were not successful.