If we think you have a claim, then we should be able to assist you under a No Win, No Fee Agreement.

Accidents at Work

Employers have a duty of care to their employees. They are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to protect their employees and to prevent accidents from occurring. 

If you have had an accident at work, then you may be entitled to claim compensation from your employer. This compensation can cover your financial losses arising from the injury and give you something for the pain that you have suffered.

You can claim compensation even if you are still working for your employer.

All employers are required to have Employers’ Liability Insurance and it will be the insurers who deal with the claim on behalf of the employer.

Accidents at Work when Self-Employed

Even if you are not an employee, you could still have a claim for compensation if you have an accident in the course of your work. The company or person responsible for the place where your accident occurred may be liable if they have taken insufficient care for your safety.

For example, if you’re working on a building site but you’re self-employed, then the site owners or managers may be responsible for your accident.

Work-Related Diseases

If you have developed a medical condition as a result of your work, then you may be entitled to compensation. This may even be the case where more than one employer has some responsibility for your condition, or where you are not sure which employer is or was at fault.

There are a number of medical conditions which are usually related to work, such as :

Asbestosis - If you have been exposed to asbestos and have developed asbestosis or mesothelioma, then you may have a claim against one or more of your employers.

Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome – If you have spent a lot of time working with vibration tools, then you may have developed Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome, or Vibration White Finger. If your employer has permitted you to spend too long on the vibration tools, then they may be responsible for your condition.

Occupational asthma – If you have been exposed to harmful dust in your work environment, then you may have developed asthma as a result.

Skin complaints – If you have been exposed to harmful chemicals in the workplace, then you may have developed a reaction to particular chemicals, which cause problems to your skin.

These are just examples of a number of conditions that can be work-related. If you think that you may have developed a condition as a result of your current job or a past job, then call us for advice.

Accidents on Holiday

If you have an accident while you’re on holiday, then you could have a claim against the hotel, the caravan park, or the owners of the place where you had the accident. If you have an accident while you are on holiday abroad, you may have a claim in English law if you booked your holiday as a package, and paid for the flight and the accommodation at the same time.

Fatal Accidents

If a member of your family has died as a result of an accident that was not their fault, then the family may be able to obtain compensation.

The accident may have happened in the course of work, or on the roads, or in a public place.

Injuries Caused by Animals

If you have been injured by an animal, then you may be able to claim compensation from the owner. For example, if you have been bitten by a dog, either outside or in the home of the dog, then you could make a claim if the owner of the dog has taken insufficient care for your safety.

Road Traffic Accidents

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, then you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was not your fault, or was only partly your fault.

You may even be able to get compensation if the driver at fault was not insured or cannot be traced.

If a member of your family has been killed in an accident, then you may be able to claim compensation if the accident was the fault of another driver.

Accidents Outside the Home

If you have had an accident outside the home, such as in a shop or restaurant, or out on the street, then you could be entitled to compensation if the accident was not your fault.


CONTACT US

Weymouth Office

Contact Elaine Walker, Emma Tullis or Morag Millar

01305 752700

Elaine.walker@mustoeshorter.co.uk   

Emma.tullis@mustoeshorter.co.uk

Morag.millar@mustoeshorter.co.uk


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