"Following an accident, we help our clients get the medical and financial support that they need."
NewLaw has a team of personal injury specialists who are dedicated to getting the best results for their clients following an accident at work.
Every employer has a duty to look after the health and safety of their employees whilst they are at work. Employers have to abide by a set of health and safety laws and regulations to control the risk of injury to their employees. Unfortunately, too many people are injured as a result of an accident at work that could have been prevented. Most accidents at work are caused by issues such as lack of training, faulty work equipment, lifting and carrying, or slips and trips in the workplace. If you have suffered an accident at work that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Making a claim against your employer may seem like a worrying process. However, our dedicated, experienced lawyers are there to help you. All employers are required by law to maintain insurance to cover them for accidents to their employees whilst at work.
At NewLaw, our main aim is to ensure that you are provided with the support and help that you need to get you back to health as quickly as possible, whilst getting you the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will work with you from the outset to make the process as straightforward as possible.
We will ensure that you are properly compensated for your injury, as well as for any losses and expenses, including the cost of medical treatment and travelling to appointments. We will recover any loss of earnings or future loss of earnings, if your injury means that you have to take time off work or cannot return to work at all.
What is an Accident at Work?
An accident at work is any workplace incident or accident that results in physical or mental injury. There are many possible types of accident at work, including falls from height, slips and trips in the workplace, injuries on construction sites, manual handling, and injuries arising from defective work equipment.
Who is affected by an Accident at Work?
Unfortunately, an accident in the workplace can happen to anyone at any time. All workers are entitled to work in an environment where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Employers have a duty to look after the health and safety of their employees at work. However, even casual workers, agency workers, and those that are self-employed can be affected. Under UK law you may still be considered an employee, giving you the same rights as other workers.
How can claiming for compensation help me?
Suffering an injury at work can have serious consequences for you and your family, with many people having to survive on limited sick pay following an accident. Pursuing a claim will not only ensure that you are properly compensated for your injury, but will mean that you are reimbursed for any losses and expenses that you have incurred. This includes any lost earnings of future loss of earnings if your injury means that you have to take time off work or cannot return to work at all, as well as the cost of medical treatment and travelling to appointments.
Claiming compensation will also give you access to the best rehabilitation and treatment providers to maximise your recovery following the accident. The NHS provides excellent care at the acute stage following an injury, but long term rehabilitation can be lacking. Making a successful claim for compensation will mean funding is made available for a range of expert input where appropriate.
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