What to do when accidents happen at work
Accidents at Work
Posted on: March 25th, 2021
Falling victim to an accident at work can be distressing and confusing - and many people are left unsure of what to do next. Fortunately, Atha & Co are on hand to offer the best personalised advice to help employees get back on their feet.
You might not know it, but your employer is responsible for your health and safety at work. No matter the size or type of organisation, all employers are required to provide a safe and secure working environment, in which their employees are provided with proper equipment, clothing, training and support.
However, no matter what precautions are put in place, accidents at work can - and do - happen.
What kind of accidents can happen at work?
The team at Atha & Co have substantial experience in dealing with injuries suffered in a wide variety of work-related accidents, including slips, trips, falls and spillages, as well as collisions on the roads involving delivery drivers.
Injuries caused by these accidents can range in severity, from minor lacerations and sprains, to broken bones, severe burns, repetitive strain injury and psychological injuries caused by sudden and stressful situations.
No matter the circumstances or injury, though, all employees have the right to seek assistance and advice on how to move forward and seek justice.
What to do when you have been involved in an accident at work?
Regardless of the circumstances and who was to blame, the law takes work-related accidents seriously and makes it extremely difficult for employers to escape liability for any harm that is caused to their employees.
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work and you suffer injuries as a result, you may be able to claim for compensation.
Virtually any accident at work can be attributed to some degree of negligence or mistake on your employer’s behalf, so even if you think you might be partly to blame, you should still get in touch with a trusted solicitor.
The law in is this area is complicated and specialist knowledge and experience is vital.
Why choose Atha & Co?
The experts at Atha & Co know that accidents in the workplace can hit a nerve in more ways than one. In addition to dealing with physical injuries, many people feel frustrated and let down by their employer. Knowing what to do next can be confusing - but that’s where Atha & Co can lend a helping hand.
Armed with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience, their team of qualified solicitors, will support you from beginning to end, ensuring you are treated as an individual - not just a name on a file.
Not only will they take the time to get to know your case inside-out and ensure you fully understand your legal rights, they will put every effort into seeking the best medical advice possible.
This means that, if required, you will receive rehabilitation that is suited to you, helping you recover and move on from your work-related accident as quickly and successfully as possible.
And if that wasn’t enough, thanks to their years of expertise and unfailing dedication, the team will also ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries, meaning you can move on from your accident with peace of mind.
If you’ve been involved in an accident at work and you’re seeking professional advice, contact Atha & Co’s team of expert solicitors on 01642 222 575.