Work related accidents

Buckles Solicitors’ Personal Injury Department specialises in accident at work compensation claims.

We have a team of personal injury lawyers experienced in handling substantial accident compensation claims in virtually every type of workplace.

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

The Health and Safety Executive estimate that individual employees lose around £558 million a year in 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 have teams of lawyers specialising in accident compensation claims in work 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 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 employers slipped or tripped. But employers are also responsible for the heating and ventilation of their premises, the lighting and even the car park.

Buckles provide thorough accident at work compensation advice, information on employment-related issues and benefit advice where appropriate.

If you think you have a case, require further assistance with an accident at work claim in the UK or would like to speak to one of our personal injury lawyers, call us on 01733 888911.