Despite employers having a legal obligation to safeguard the health of their staff, accidents in the workplace can and do happen; with recent statistics suggesting that during 2011 / 2012 there were an estimated 591,000 workers involved in a workplace accident in the UK.
Have you been injured in an accident at work in the UK?
The latest statistics, although showing that workplace accident rates have fallen in nine of the last ten years, have revealed that of the injuries sustained, over 200,000 resulted in employees taking 3-days off work to recover; with the total number of days lost as a result of workplace injuries in the UK exceeding twenty million.
Being injured as a result of a workplace accident can often not only cause pain, but can also have an impact on an employee’s home life due to their incapacity to receive an income due to the injury sustained – but in these situations, a successful personal injury claim can help.
Before making a personal injury claim for a workplace injury, it is important to ensure that the accident has been recorded in the company’s accident book or, if it is an industrial injury of a more serious nature, that it has been reported to the Incident Contact Centre of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
In the event that you have been injured during a workplace accident, our experienced personal injury specialists can assess the details of your case and confirm whether or not we can help you.
Our specialists will guide you through the appropriate course of action, from gaining medical evidence to settling the claim.
Contact Lloyd Donnelly’s Personal Injury Solicitors for Hertfordshire & London, UK
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