NGA Solicitors Burnley

Accidents at Work

Accidents at Work

NGA Solicitors Personal Injury

As an employee you are protected by Health & Safety legislation and all employers must comply with 2 key duties

  • Employers have a duty of care to ensure that employees have a safe place of work, and
  • Employers have a duty of care to ensure that fellow employees are competent.

Should you be involved in any accidents at work which result in personal injury and as a result of a breach of your employer’s duty to you, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our experienced team of solicitors can help you claim compensation if you suffer an injury due to a breach of duty by an employer.

Accidents at work can range from small incidents with minor injuries to major accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries. NGA Solicitors can arrange necessary treatments and rehabilitation and we have good links with local providers to ensure you recover as soon as possible.

Not all injuries at work are down to one particular accident. Some workplace injuries can occur over many years, such as:-

  • Exposure to chemicals or materials
  • Exposure to prolonged loud environments
  • Manual Handling Injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries

As with all injury claims strict time limits apply and the key date is usually the date of the accident, however with many work related injuries there isn’t an actual accident date and in those circumstances the key date to consider is the actual date of knowledge of the injury. This can range from when you first experience symptoms to when you are medically diagnosed. Should you have suffered any injury during the course of your employment you should contact NGA Solicitors without delay so that our experienced Solicitors can assess you claim.

As part the employer’s duty, employees must be provided with all necessary personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to potential hazardous substances or materials.

Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced Solicitors at our offices in Burnley and Colne if you have suffered an injury whilst at work to start your claim for damages today.

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