Work place injuries and disease

Individuals : Injury Claims

Work place injuries and disease

Injury can unfortunately often occur at our place of work.  Sometimes the injury is resultant from a clear accident for example being run over by a forklift truck. Some injuries are not so obvious are defined not as accidents but as industrial disease. These can include asbestosis and other lung diseases and breathing disorders, repetitive strain injury, stress etc.

No matter how the injury is caused it is distressing, painful and often expensive for you and your family.

If you have suffered an injury and you’re not sure whether you should make a claim, contact Stephen or Stephen and we will be pleased to talk through your options.

What types of work place injuries can I claim for?

If you suffer an accident at work and it is not your fault you are entitled to claim – its what your employer has Employers liability insurance for.

Claims include but are not restricted to:

  • Lifting injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Strains, e.g. Back strain
  • Accidents involving machinery (maybe due to a lack of personal protection equipment (PPE))
  • Accidents involving defective equipment
  • Slips and trips

…could have left you in pain and discomfort.

Thomson & Bancks partner Stephen is an expert in Injury and Negligence Law and can advise you on the best course of action.

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FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about Injury Claims

How long will my claim take?

Unfortunately, there is no definite time scale to be given. Each claim is different so it is difficult for us to give you a definite timescale. However you can be sure at Thomson & Bancks that we will keep you up to date as much as we can and we will not know anything that you don’t.

How much compensation am I likely to receive after my work place injury or disease?

There are a number of factors that will contribute towards how much you will receive. We will need to consider:
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether any time has been taken off work as a result of the accident, resulting in Loss of earnings
- The affect on your everyday life that your injuries have caused. Have your hobbies been affected?

Can I claim compensation for my accident causing injury at work?

Yes, as long as you were not entirely at fault for the accident. Your employer should ensure that you are working daily within a safe environment with safe systems of work. Any equipment which you are provided with should be safe and you should receive the correct training to enable you to carry out your job correctly and safely. Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your potential injury claim that you have suffered at work.

Can I claim for my work related illness?

You may be entitled for compensation if you have suffered a work related illness such as hearing loss caused by exposure to noise, Asbestos- related disease, respiratory diseases, skin conditions, repetitive strain injuries or vibration syndromes. Contact us to discuss your working environment sooner so as we can help you establish whether you have been exposed to unsafe working conditions leading to your work related illness.

Will my claim have to go to court before I receive my compensation?

Each claim is completely different however most claims settle outside of court.

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Work place injuries and disease

If you would like to talk to a specialist solicitor about Work place injuries and disease, please feel free to get in touch and explain your requirements with a no-obligation enquiry.

If you would prefer, you can also call our team on 01684 299633.

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