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Accidents at Work

Detailed information on how to claim for an Accident at Work and the types of compensation available.

Employers have a duty to comply with Health and Safety laws and regulations and to provide their employees with a safe accident free workplace; when we go to work we should be safe in the knowledge that our employers will do all they can to protect us from injury and illness. Sadly, thousands of workers are injured in accidents at work or develop a work-related illness every year.

Injuries and illnesses occur for a number of reasons ranging from a lack of training or faulty equipment through to exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances. If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of your working conditions, you may be able to make a compensation claim.

Even if you are a casual worker or consider yourself to be self-employed, you may well still be considered an 'employee' under UK law, giving you the same rights as other workers.

Suffering an injury or illness at work can have serious consequences for you and your family so it is essential that you instruct an experienced team to represent you.We have specialist teams of solicitors who are dedicated to helping people claim compensation after an accident at work or a workplace illness. Over the years we've helped thousands of workers to claim, so you can be sure that we have the experience needed to help you get the compensation that you deserve.

How can Michael W Halsall solicitors help you?

We have a team of dedicated, experienced solicitors who specialise in helping people to claim compensation for injuries and illnesses that have happened at work. We want to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation possible and that you are given as much support as possible to recover from your injuries or ill-health.

Some more complex personal injury claims can take time to reach a settlement, but if you are struggling to pay the bills because you are not able to work, or if you need private treatment to help you to recover more quickly then we can often secure some of your compensation early to help you with your immediate needs.

Our specialist lawyers have helped clients to claim compensation in a range of circumstances, including:

  • Injuries caused by lifting and manual handling
  • Injuries caused by slips and trips
  • Injuries due to lack of training or safety equipment
  • Defective work machinery or dangerous machinery
  • Exposure to harmful and dangerous substances

Our specialist solicitors will give you good advice in plain English throughout your claim, so you will always know what's happening. We can also offer advice about your employment rights, benefit entitlement and other financial issues if you require this.

We will ensure that your compensation claim is dealt with to the highest standard, on a 'no win no fee' basis (in the majority of claims), and that you receive maximum compensation.