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