Accidents at Work

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Whether you were injured as a result of your employer’s negligence, or your fellow employee’s negligence, whether on or off work premises – we are there to pick up the pieces.

Loss of earnings, therapeutic treatment, prescription charges or easing you back into the workplace – we can deal with everything. It can be very stressful to suffer injury at work and our aim is to make the process of getting you back into work and ensuring your are properly compensated as smooth and fuss free as possible.

If you are unable to return to your job because you are too severely injured to work again, or because you can no longer do that particular job and need to retrain – Wolf Law will deal with everything and ensure you get full support, and every penny due to you. Your life will be made easier by our intervention.

It is a legal requirement of your employer to have insurance in place to compensate you should you suffer injury. It is the insurers, not your employer, who will pay compensation to you.

Employers must ensure their workers’ health and wellbeing, and that there are certain regulations they must comply with . For example they must provide you with suitable protective clothing (including boots, goggles, ear defenders and helmets if necessary) to carry out your job safely. They must provide you with the correct tools – and maintain same. They must ensure you have the correct training to carry out your job, such as teaching you how to lift, and that you have a safe working environment – no slippery or wet floors, poor lighting, clutter, dangling cables, You must have sufficient room to work safely. Access to and exit from your work premises must be adequately lit, non slippery, well maintained, and safe. Car parks should be de-iced and safe to use.

It is your duty to report your accident to your employer and you should also make sure the accident details are entered correctly in the accident book. The most common causes of accidents, though this is not an exhaustive list, are;

  • Lifting heavy or awkward objects ;
  • Repetitive lifting or twisting;
  • Using dangerous, defective, or badly maintained machinery or tools (e.g. where a guardrail has been removed from a machine, or tools malfunction because of inadequate maintenance and servicing);
  • Inadequate risk assessments and safety procedures, or lack of safety clothing and equipment;
  • Dangerous stairs, faulty or slippery flooring, icy or oily car parks;
  • Careless fellow workers who cause you injury
  • Inadequate training which leaves you vulnerable to injury

Our expert legal team will fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation, and give you peace of mind and advice whenever you need it.