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Accidents at Work

Unfortunately many workers suffer an injury at work every year. For example, in 2015/16, there were 621,000 workers who suffered a non-fatal injury at work according to self-reports, and 72,702 non-fatal injuries according to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). These are worrying statistics because your employer is legally responsible to make sure that you are always safe and secure at work.

Your employer’s responsibilities to you at work will depend on the nature of the business and the job you are doing. However whatever your job is, the law states that you should always be provided with safe and suitable work equipment, given proper training and competent properly trained colleagues who do not put you at risk.

Your employer should always provide you with a safe place and system of work because of health and safety regulations. Should they fail to do so, and you suffer an accident, their negligence and failure to follow the health and safety regulations could allow you to pursue a case and get the compensation and justice you deserve.


Because the workplace is so varied, many different types of accidents can occur there. However, we’ve put together a list of some of the accidents you can claim for, which include:

  • Injured while handling, lifting or carrying
  • Slips, trips or falls
  • Hit by a moving object
  • Contact with moving machinery
  • Physical assault
  • Fall from a height

Other accidents may occur at work, which you may be able to claim for, which depends on your work situation and the incident circumstances, so get in touch with us today to discuss your situation.


We recommend that you get in touch with us today to find out whether you have a potential case. We can also advise you on your next steps and how to pursue a case, should the situation arise, as well as how much compensation you could potentially claim. To get a quick estimation on the amount of compensation you could be entitled to, you might find it helpful to try our compensation calculator.


It is always important to make sure you seek immediate medical help from your GP or a hospital if you have an accident at work. You should also ensure that the accident is recorded in your company’s accident book immediately or as soon after your accident as possible, as this is a legal requirement in most accidents and can help your case should it come to a session in court.

Once you have sought immediate medical help and are in a position to begin the claims process, get in touch with us. You can either call us or use our contact form, and we will be able to advise you on what steps you need to take at this point.

Our London based team of personal injury solicitors specialise in workplace personal injury cases, who will be proud to fight on your behalf and are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible result for your claim as quickly as possible.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0800 437 0322 today.

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