Accidents at Work Claims

Accidents at Work Claims

Accidents at work can have a significant impact on your life and finances. Everyone should be safe at work and most employers take their health and safety obligations seriously. But If you've suffered an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may need personal injuries solicitors to help you to seek compensation.

Where you believe that your employer has failed to meet their obligations, and you’ve been injured as a result, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation.  L&M MediLaw is led by Elizabeth Rose, a highly experienced and accredited personal injury solicitor. We can guide you through the process of making work injury claims following an accident at work with compassion and understanding.

To discuss how we can help you, call us today on or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you right away.

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Employers obligations in Scotland

Employers have both common law (law declared by judges) obligations and obligations set out by statute (written legislation that has been passed by Parliament). They also must take out suitable employers liability insurance. Health and safety regulations are numerous and are updated as technology advances and working practices evolve. Employees are also expected to take care of their own health and safety and not take unnecessary risks.

Some industries are more dangerous than others and therefore there are additional rules and obligations they must follow. For instance, a chemical plant will deal with dangerous chemical substances and a construction company will often be completing work at height. These type of industries are heavily regulated due to the hazards that could arise. However, even an office job could be hazardous if there isn’t a safe system of work in place and equipment isn’t properly repaired and maintained.

If you’re unfortunate enough to experience an accident at work and suffered an injury, you may want to speak to a solicitor about progressing a claim. L&M Medilaw will provide accessible straightforward advice. We will ask you where you work and your role within the organisation and when the accident happened. Time limits are strictly adhered to by the courts, and you only have three years from the date when the accident occurred in which to either settle your claim or raise court proceedings. If you pursue a case outside of this three year time period, you will almost always be prevented from obtaining compensation. If your accident happened within the last three years, we will ask you what happened, what injury you have suffered and why you feel your employer has failed in their duties to you.

Making Claims for Accidents at Work

L&M MediLaw will assess the case and provided the case has reasonable prospects to succeed, we’ll open up a claim and obtain all necessary information. For instance, we may need to see a copy of the accident book, your medical records or any other relevant documentation. We may also instruct a medical expert to comment on your injuries.

L&M MediLaw will initiate a claim in accordance with the procedure set up for work injury claims, the ‘Compulsory Pre Action Protocol’. This includes asking your employer’s insurers whether they’re prepared to meet your claim or alternatively whether they intend to defend their actions.

L&M MediLaw will provide you with advice on whether it will be possible to settle your claim without having to raise a court action, or whether it’s our advice to litigate (proceed with a court action).

L&M MediLaw will fully support you through your legal journey and will always be sensitive and compassionate to your needs.

Contact our personal injury claims solicitors in Scotland today

When you have been injured as a result of an accident at work, L&M MediLaw can support you with compassionate, professional legal services. We have offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh city centre and serve clients all across Scotland

To discuss your accident at work case with a solicitor you can trust, contact us today on 0141 471 3078 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you to arrange an appointment.