Compensation lawyers for workers

 

A workers’ compensation lawyer aims to help employees recover damages or receive any compensation to which they may be entitled from a problem occurring during their employment. 

Accidents at work

Workers’ compensation can include anything from employment law matters to personal injury.

Accidents at work are the most common claims that come before workers’ compensation lawyers. The cause of injury can derive from:

  • Defective or dangerous machinery
  • Slips or trips on dangerous surfaces
  • Injuries involving lifting or manual handling
  • Injuries suffered in the construction industry
  • Exposure to harmful and dangerous substances such as asbestos
  • Injuries resulting from poor training or lack of health and safety policies

This can result in injury to both the victim and their family who can make claims for pain, grief and loss of amenity.

Employers are responsible for providing you with a safe work environment, with safe working materials such as safety goggles and boots where necessary and any relevant training.

Equipment must be safe and properly maintained, chemicals and hazardous waste must be stored and used following strict safety procedure. The work environment must also be well lit, ventilated, and properly heated.

You might be eligible, with the help of workers’ compensation lawyers, to receive compensation for your injury in the form of lost wages, coverage for medical care, and some kind of assistance if you leave your job and have to re-enter the workforce once you're able to work again.

Employment disputes

It is crucial for both employers and employees to be aware of their rights and obligations to one another. Compensation lawyers can also help with employment matters including:

  • Redundancy
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Equal pay disputes
  • Discrimination, including (but not limited to) age, sex and race discrimination claims

If you have been involved in an accident at work or have been dealing with an employment dispute then it is important to contact a specialist workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible.

The law places time limits by which any claims must be brought, which are normally three months for employment law matters and up to three years for personal injury matters.

Some workers’ compensation lawyers will work on a no-win, no-fee basis, particularly those involved in personal injury work. If you want to find out more about how no-win-no fee arrangements work, please visit our information page.

If you are due compensation from a work injury or dispute with your employer, call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above and we can recommend a specialist solicitor to help you obtain the compensation you are owed.

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