Has your employer failed to meet their responsibility to maintain safe working conditions and provide adequate training for you at work? Our personal injury solicitors can help you claim compensation. At Garratts, we are seasoned in all aspects of workplace health and safety regulations. For the last 30 years, we’ve successfully handled work accident claims for hundreds of clients. Call us today for a free initial consultation on 0161 665 3502, or request our team to call you back by leaving a message via our contact form.
What types of unsafe work practices are there?
Unsafe work practices may vary depending on the environment and job role. Here are some examples of unsafe work practices:
- Operating faulty equipment or machinery
- Failure to provide adequate training
- Failure to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), i.e. missing safety helmets or goggles
- Fire hazards
- Failure to install handrails on stairs or ramps
- Blocked safety passages, i.e. unsafe doors or gates, slippery floors or surfaces, unlevel/uneven floors with holes, dark or unilluminated passageways
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals and other substances
- Broken alert or warning systems
- Insufficient cleaning and housekeeping, i.e. wet or dirty floors, spillages on floors, trade waste that wasn’t removed
If any of the above has occurred, your employer has failed to comply with the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. It is an employer’s legal duty to ensure their employees’ health, safety and wellbeing at work.
Which injuries result from unsafe conditions at work?
Despite being preventable, accidents and injuries occur at work on a daily basis due to negligence by employers across the UK and often with severe consequences for the lives of the affected employees. Some common injuries resulting from unsafe working conditions are:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, i.e. hand or facial cuts
- Burn injuries
- Slips and trips
- Loss of limbs
- Brain injuries
- Serious or fatal injuries as a result of falls from heights, being struck by a vehicle or falling object
What can I claim compensation for?
At Garratts, we understand how impactful a workplace accident can be on your personal and professional life. Some clients may see a reduction or even loss of income following an extended stay in hospital and subsequent treatments to recover from their injuries. Generally, you may claim compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income
- Psychological damage
- Mental distress
How much compensation will I be awarded following a workplace injury?
If you suffered from an injury because your employer failed to ensure your safety at work, you might be able to claim compensation. The amount of compensation awarded to you will vary based on the type of injury and its effect on your life, including any loss of income. Trust that our work accident solicitors will always aim to get you the highest amount of compensation available for your claim.
What is the process for making a dangerous work practices compensation claim?
Contact us by calling 0161 665 3502 or leave us a message via our contact form to start your claim today. One of our personal injury solicitors will ring you back and offer you a free initial consultation. Following this, we will review your case and advise if we think you are eligible to make a claim.
Any evidence will be accrued by our team, and we will contact any liable third parties. We will also arrange an independent medical examination report for you. We will carry out all negotiations, and if required, we will represent you in court.
How long have I got to make a claim?
In the UK, you have three years from the date of your accident to claim compensation. Contact us as soon as possible if your accident occurred within the last three years.