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Accidents at Work

It is often the case that people are reluctant to make claims arising out of accidents at work. This is because they do not want to lose their jobs and are reluctant to claim off their employers.

However the law requires that employers take reasonable care to ensure that their employees are not exposed to unreasonable risks of injury while at work. These duties are set out by acts of parliament and govern among other things, training, systems of work, work equipment, flooring, working at height, exposure to loud noises at work and the control of substances hazardous to health. This is not intended to be a full list and it may also be the case that a fellow employee has caused your accident through their own negligence. That is something for which your employer would be responsible, if the fellow employee was acting in the course of their employment when they were negligent.

Another thing that not everyone knows is that, in the same way that it is compulsory for motorists to have motor insurance, there is a requirement on employers to have employers' liability insurance in place. This means that when you claim it won't be the firm or company itself that pays, but the insurers.

Your employer is also not allowed to dismiss you for no other reason than that you are claiming against them and if that happens to you then you may well have a claim for unfair dismissal. That is not something the personal injury department could help with but Douglas Wemyss Solicitors also has a department that could assist you with an employment law claim such as that.

Our highly experienced solicitors have over 10 years of experience in dealing with such claims.

If you think you may have a claim that we can help you with, please contact us on 0116 2999 199 or via this website and let our friendly, professional staff discuss your claim with you.

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