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Accidents at Work and Workplace Injury Claims

 

Accidents happen, but if you are injured at work through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation. 

The personal injury specialists here at Lanyon Bowdler are vastly experienced at successfully claiming compensation for people involved in serious accidents at work.

Before setting out on any claim, we can sit down with you to talk through the likely outcome, and if you do choose to go ahead, we will be by your side every step of the way.

Your Employers Responsibilities

Although accidents in the workplace are often the result of the way in which the work was carried out, they can also arise due to faulty equipment, below standard premises or an unsafe working environment.

Regardless of where you work, your employer has a legal responsibility to keep you safe and sound while you are at work. This means they must:

  • Ensure a safe system of work
  • Provide adequate plant equipment
  • Provide competent staff
  • Carry out regular health and safety checks and risk assessments
  • Take reasonable steps to limit the risks to employees and on-site visitors

There is also a great deal of legislation in place to protect employees during the course of their day-to-day employment. However, accidents at work still happen due to the other people’s negligence. The law is there to ensure you are fully compensated if you are the victim of a preventable workplace accident, and we are there to act on your behalf to make sure you receive what is owed to you.

Common Work Accidents

Work accidents are, unfortunately, quite a common occurrence in the UK, ranging from minor incidents to the more serious. The specialist solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler have helped clients claim compensation for a wide variety of accidents, such as:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Burns
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Head injuries

If you have been involved in an accident at work and suffered a similar injury, we can help you claim compensation which can be used to pay for medical fees and rehabilitation costs, as well as bills incurred during a period spent out of work. 

Agricultural Accidents

As one of the NFU’s recommended agricultural law firms, providing specialist legal advice across the industry, we have a wealth of experience dealing with workplace accidents in this environment.

According to a report by the HSE, around 14,000 workers within the agricultural, forestry and fishing sector sustain an injury at work each year in the UK, so it is important that you have a team of highly trained solicitors like Lanyon Bowdler, on your side, fighting your corner.

Machinery and hand tools are the most commonly reported cause of accidental work injuries and with that being said, the following safety checks are essential:

  • All machinery is kept in good working order
  • All machinery is suitable for the job it is required for
  • All machinery is fully risk assessed on a regular basis
  • All employees receive the appropriate training on how to safely use any equipment
  • The correct safety equipment is used e.g. protective clothing, glasses, etc.
  • Suitable protective guarding is in place on all machinery

Other common agricultural injuries include:

  • Illnesses and reactions due to chemicals such as asbestos
  • Hearing problems resulting from continuous and sustained exposure to loud noises such as tractors and grain dryers
  • Respiratory disease due to dust exposure
  • Nerve, muscle or joint damage due to the frequent use of vibrating machinery such as chain-saws
  • Diseases contracted from farm animals
  • An injury caused by livestock

How we can help

Although we cannot change what has happened to you; the trusted team of personal injury solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler have the skills and experience required to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve. We will work diligently to prove that a third party was responsible for your accident and must, therefore, pay compensation to you.

We have a track record for achieving excellent results and will do everything in our power to help you with your claim, keeping you updated throughout and liaising with all relevant parties to keep your stress and worry to a minimum.

Lanyon Bowdler's Work Accident Solicitors

We understand that people can feel uncomfortable about claiming compensation for an accident at work, especially if you are still employed by the business where the accident happened.

You can be assured that the team of Injury Solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler are experienced at dealing with claims in a sensitive way, and will liaise with all the parties concerned on your behalf.

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

 

 

Testimonials

Every member of staff was polite and helpful on all of my visits. The office was clean and comfortable. I felt cared about and my anxieties were dealt with in a very professional way. 

- Mrs Deltora Malone, Telford

Fantastic service, above and beyond expectations. Everyone I spoke to was lovely. Would recommend.

- Mrs Deborah Ann Hughes, Oswestry

Clear, concise and easy to understand.

- Mr Martin Brian Liversidge

Easy to talk to, friendly and easy to understand. Warm office! Honest about timescales to resolve issue.

- Miss Kiran Chahal, Telford

Communication surrounding my injury claim was excellent with other departments within the firm.

- Mrs L Dowbiggin, Much Wenlock

Superb in dealing with my case and care. I was extremely happy with the service and staff.

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

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