If you have been injured as a result of an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation. Making a claim of this type may seem daunting, but the team at Waldron & Schofield is here to guide you through. We deliver a personal and high-quality service, offering the advice you need every step of the way.
We view our personal injury team as one of the very best in the North West, so you can be sure your claim is in safe hands. We will provide all of the guidance you need as your claim progresses through every stage. Contact our friendly and committed team today by calling 01706 624029 or by completing our online enquiry form.
Making a claim
Each year thousands of workers are left with injuries or illnesses as a result of their working conditions. This could be because a colleague has been negligent or an employer has not adhered to the rules relating to an employee’s safety at work. Ultimately, however, we should all be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that our employers will do everything they can to protect us from work related accidents and illnesses.
We understand that you may have some reluctance to bring a claim against your current or former employer, but if you have suffered because of the actions of others, you should be entitled to make a claim to compensate for the hurt and inconvenience caused. A physical injury can not only cause physical pain, it can also have wider-reaching consequences, such as affecting your ability to work and impacting your psychological well-being.
To avoid accidents occurring, your employer must ensure that its employees carry out their work in the safest way possible, bearing in mind the type of job, the materials and equipment used 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. They are also responsible for the heating, lighting and ventilation of the workplace and even the car park.
To offer adequate protection from the chance of an accident at work, employers must:
- Undertake regular health and safety assessments and risk assessments of working conditions and equipment and correct any problems
- Ensure that adequate safety measures are in place and being followed
- Provide proper equipment for the job
- Provide safety equipment (personal protective equipment) where necessary
- Provide correct and adequate training for all employees to ensure they can carry out the requirements of their job and use their equipment safely
Different types of accidents at work
We have successfully handled claims for our clients where their accidents have involved:
- Defective 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
- Vibration white finger
- Tinnitus, deafness and other hearing problems caused by noise at work
- Occupational Asthma
How we will help
Even though you may be able to claim compensation for your injury or illness sustained at work, many employees are afraid to do so for fear of losing their job. There are certain protocols to follow, which we will do on your behalf.
We want to make the process as stress-free as possible for you, so allow us to do the hard work so that you don’t have to. We have extensive knowledge and experience in this area of law, so you can rest easy knowing we will be organised, thorough and proactive, keeping you informed of our progress every step of the way.
All employers legally have to be insured in respect of their employees and this is known as Employers Liability Insurance. In most instances we correspond directly with the insurance company and not the employer.
No win, no fee
If you are injured in your place of work and this was through no fault of your own, we believe you should be given every opportunity to make a claim for compensation. As such, we operate a no win, no fee approach*, which means you will not be required to pay anything should your claim prove unsuccessful.
*you may be responsible for disbursements incurred in your claim, but we will talk to you about this beforehand.
If you have been involved in an accident or found out that your illness is related to your work, within the last 3 years, please fill in your details on our dedicated “Had an accident at work? – Get in Touch” page and one of our team will contact you to discuss further.
Get in touch
If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 01706 624029, or fill in the online contact form.