Accident at Work
Portsmouth and Southampton based accident at work solicitors, providing legal advice and assistance on a No Win No Fee basis*
In 2011/12 1.1 million people were suffering from a work-related illness and 173 people were fatally injured at work**.
While some of the workplace injuries are minor, some accident at work injuries can have devastating consequences for injured workers and their families.
Accidents at work can cause serious injury, resulting in loss of income, pain and suffering, permanent disability and even death.
Accidents at work can happen in any job
Workplace accidents can occur in any job. You might think that building and construction accidents or factory accidents are the only workplaces where accidents are likely to happen.
But, offices carry their own set of risks that need to be navigated too.
We regularly represent people in:
Every employer has a responsibility to their employees – to ensure their work environment is safe and risks are kept to a minimum.
Not only does this keep employees safe, but it reduces the risk of accident at work claims being filed against a firm.
Responsibilities vary according to each workplace, but the general legal duty to comply with is health and safety laws and regulations.
Should you make a workplace accident claim against your employer?
Essentially, only you can decide – we can advise you to help you make an informed choice.
Understandably, many people are reluctant to make an accident at work claim against their employer.
The question you need to ask yourself is: can I afford not to claim?
Suffering an injury at work can be devastating to you and your family.
It can incur loss of income, both immediately and in the future, as well as pain and suffering from the injuries you sustained.
REMEMBER: Your employer is legally required to be insured so usually they leave the insurance company to settle your claim, and you cannot be dismissed or treated unfavourably because you are making a claim against your employer.
When should you claim?
If you are claiming for an injury, you need to make an injury at work claim within 3 years of the date of the accident.
If you wish to claim for a disease or a medical condition contracted at work, the claim needs to be made within 3 years of the date you first became aware that the disease or medical condition was linked to your work.
Swain & Co. represent people nationwide who have been injured in accidents at work, from our offices in Portsmouth / Havant and Southampton.
We can act on a no win no fee basis, and our first consultation is free
So call us NOW on 0800 0351 999
Above information applies to law and procedures in England and Wales only
*Subject to entering a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement with us and complying with the terms
** HSE Statistics