Workplace accidents

Workplace accidents resulting in injury are taken very seriously by the law.

This is because the law imposes a duty of care upon employers to provide for their employees' health, safety and welfare in the workplace. When an employer fails to carry out this duty of care appropriately and injury results as a consequence, you may be able to claim compensation.

We’ve set out some information you may find helpful on the basic elements of a workplace accident claim, most commonly occurring within an office workplace. We've also added information on some specific types of workplace accidents, such as those occurring in areas including:

  • Construction
  • Farming
  • Industrial settings

At the same time, it is important to be aware of the obligations of both employers and employees to maintain a safe workplace and practise safe working practices, and to report workplace incidents when they occur.

More comprehensive information about the law on this area is contained in our Health and Safety section within our employment law section.

For more information and for a chance to speak to a solicitor about your situation call us on0800 1497 890 and let our case handlers find the right solicitor for your needs.

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