Factories and warehouses are particularly hazardous workplaces. Powerful machinery, heavy vehicles, large objects, working at height, manual handling, chemical hazards, highly flammable substances, slippery and uneven surfaces – all pose risks of injury. Completely removing the chance of accidents happening is impossible but putting measures in place to reduce the chances of them happening and causing harm isn’t.
The law is there to protect us if we suffer an injury at work. It does this by placing a duty on employers to do all that is reasonably practicable to protect their employees from harm. If they breach this duty, and you suffer an injury as a result, you’re entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Making a factory or warehouse accident claim
You can make a factory or warehouse accident claim if you suffer an injury because your employer failed to comply with their duties. Common breaches of duty that can lead to a factory or warehouse accident and harm to an employee include failing to make sure all equipment was in good working order and maintained, not having measures and safeguards in place to protect employees from falling objects or falls from height, or by not providing employees with adequate training or protective equipment and clothing.
In order to make a claim, you need to have evidence of the circumstances surrounding the accident and the extent of your injuries. You’ll also need to demonstrate how your employer’s negligence caused your injury.
How much you can claim depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident, how severely you were injured, the impact the injury will have on the rest of your life and any other damage or loss you’ve suffered.
It’s important to remember that most employers have insurance covering their liability for workplace accidents. In many cases, this means negotiating with the employer’s insurer to reach a settlement. We have vast experience dealing with employers and their insurers, and will work closely with you to get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
Accidents at work: why choose us?
We advise individuals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on bringing personal injury claims against their employers and, sometimes, against fellow employees. We work quickly to establish the facts, gather evidence and advise on the best legal and tactical approach to take. You will find that we are expert workplace accident solicitors who will support you all the way, and skilled negotiators and litigators who will fight your corner.
You don’t need to worry about the expenses involved. Our workplace accident lawyers offer a variety of funding options, will be upfront about the costs involved and take on cases on a no win no fee basis.
Contact our Workplace Accident Solicitors Liverpool, UK
Get in touch with an expert accident at work lawyer at Emerald Law by calling us today on 0333 3052 831 or simply complete our online contact form and one of our experienced first response team members will get back to you.