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Accidents at work claims

We are catastrophic and serious injury solicitors who provide legal advice together with financial, physical and emotional support.

If you have been involved in an accident at work which was not your fault, or have sustained an illness or disease, we can help you make a claim for compensation. We will need to prove that your injury or illness was caused by somebody else’s negligence; for example your employer or a contractor.

At CFG Law, we realise the stress people are put under when they have had an accident at work. Injuries can sometimes mean long periods of absence from work, which may result in a loss of earnings, as well as paying for any medical assistance required.

Claiming compensation can help cover these costs. We can also look to alleviate these financial stresses by securing interim payments from the Defendants to cover medical fees, as well as getting you the help you need to speed up your recovery.


Your Employer’s Duty of Care

In the UK, an employer has a duty of care to ensure that all working environments are safe and appropriate for their employees to carry out the work expected of them. They must carry out a risk assessment on all activities and have regular checks on all equipment used to ensure it reaches adequate standards.

Within their duty of care, employers should:

  • Provide the correct machinery and tools and make sure they are in a safe condition.
  • Have a safe and tidy workplace to avoid hazards – for example, your employer must ensure that corridors are kept clear.
  • Give correct training to all members of staff – for example, ensuring staff know how to work machinery or how to lift correctly.
  • Provide the relevant safety equipment, such as hard hats, safety gloves, high visibility jackets, dust masks and ear defenders.

If your employer fails in this duty of care and you become injured as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim. You can also make a claim if the accident was caused by the negligence of another member of staff.

Unfortunately, workplace accidents happen frequently and can range from minor injuries to very serious head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and multiple injuries.

Making an accident at work claim

Don’t be put off making a claim against your employer. Your employer cannot dismiss you for making a compensation claim.

All businesses by law must have insurance which covers them for employee accidents in the workplace. If you win your work injury claim, it is not your employer who pays. Your damages will be paid by the insurance company.

By making an injury at work claim, you are also highlighting these dangers, ensuring that someone else will not be injured in the same way.

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Helping with your personal injury claim is only part of our service – helping you to get your life back on track after a serious injury is our primary aim.

Common accident at work claims

Our experienced serious injury solicitors have a track record of success in helping clients with many different types of injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Factory and building accidents
  • Injuries caused by lifting and manual handling
  • Armed Forces compensation
  • Faulty or dangerous work equipment or machinery
  • Chemical accidents and exposure to dangerous substances
  • Farming and agricultural accidents
  • Airport workers’ accidents
  • Serious head injury at work
  • Serious spinal injury at work
  • Slips or trips at work due to debris or dangerous surfaces
  • Dangerous practices and procedures
  • Forklift truck accidents
  • Falls from height and ladder accidents

When your world is turned upside down after a catastrophic or serious injury, see how CFG Law can help you get your life back on track and enable you to achieve your best outcome and lead a fulfilled life.

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