Accident at Work

accident at work solicitor manchester

If you have suffered an Accident at Work you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

We have specialist lawyers experienced in handling substantial compensation claims in virtually every type of Accident at Work.

Accident at Work claims we have handled successfully include accidents involving:

  •  Defective machinery or dangerous machinery
  • Slips or trips on debris or dangerous surfaces
  •  Injuries involving lifting or manual handling
  • Injuries suffered in the construction industry
  • Exposure to harmful and dangerous substances
  • Employees exposed to violent attacks by patients or customers
  • Factory accidents
  • Heat or chemical burns

 

The health & safety executive estimate that individual employers lose around £558 million pounds per year with reduced income and additional expenditure as a result of Accidents at Work. In addition victims and their families suffer further in the form of pain, grief and loss of amenity.

We specialise in areas such as the construction industry, injuries involving lifting or manual handling, exposure to harmful or dangerous substances, accidents arising from falls, trips or slips and employees exposed to violent attacks or physical assaults.

Contrary to public perception a high proportion of the victims of slipping and tripping accidents suffer fractures.

Your employer must try to ensure that you carry out your work in the safest way possible bearing in mind the type of job that you do, the materials and equipment that you work with and the tasks involved. Employers need to ensure that the place, or places where you work and their premises in general are safe for their staff. The most obvious example of a breach of this duty would be if office floors were left wet or cluttered with files or cables, on which employees slipped or tripped up. Employers are also responsible for the heating and ventilation of their premises, the lighting and even the car park.

How we can help

Peasegoods have specialist solicitors experienced in handling claims from most forms of Accident at Work.