Accidents at work can occur in many ways. Causes of injury vary according to profession, with the most common accidents being road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, electrical incidents and those as a result of manual handling and lifting. Data released by the Government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows that fatalities in the workplace have increased in the UK from last year’s figures. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) noted that the figures were concerning and yet did not even include work-related road accidents which made up one third of all deaths on the road.
Employer liability and vigilance
Health and safety laws in the UK place significant responsibility on an employer to preserve the physical security of their employees. Employers may be liable in such cases where:
- adequate health and safety precautions have not been adhered to
- appropriate risk assessments have not been fulfilled
While every accident and injury is not worth a compensation claim, it is crucial to pursue professional legal advice (once you have received adequate medical attention). The recent statistics only highlight the importance of vigilance in the workplace for both employers and employees alike. The assumption is that an increase in workplace fatalities means an increase in workplace accidents and injuries.
The importance of expert advice
Personal injury claims can be complex. The variety of accident claims also correspond to a variety of laws and regulations in place to deal with them. Industrial disease law is treated differently to road traffic accidents, for instance as there are different guidelines in place by the courts as to how these types of cases are handled. However, Accident claims Manchester specialists can help. Here at Zen Law Solicitors, we believe in providing the most effective professional legal advice and will guide you through every step of the process in a holistic manner. We understand that the experience of an accident is unpleasant and the legal process can be daunting.
This is why we believe in keeping it simple for you, while we do what we do best and represent you so that you get the compensation you deserve.
To get quality advice and guidance on your workplace accident or personal injury, contact us today via our website or by telephone on 0161 826 1126. With over two decades of experience in the personal injury industry, we can promise you an exceptional quality of service.