Many people spend over a quarter of their lives in their place of work. Whether you work in an office, building site, warehouse, or drive vehicles for a living, it is overwhelmingly likely that you will suffer an injury will occur at some point in your career. Sudden accidents can occur at any time and in any industry, and the injuries sustained can have both a physical and mental impact on you for the rest of your life.
Our injury lawyers represent victims who were hurt in accidents at work in Glasgow and across the West of Scotland. Our three decades of experience working exclusively for claimants allows us to assess your case quickly, processing your legal claim while giving you the time you need to heal. Contact us today by calling 0800 009 6953 or complete our online enquiry form to set up a no-obligation chat with a lawyer.
Nobody Should Be Put in a Position of Danger by Going to Work
Employers have several responsibilities when it comes to protecting the welfare of their workers. First, your employer has a duty to make your work environment as safe and free of hazards as possible. Second, the employer must take reasonable pains to train employees and hire reputable contractors to prevent mistakes that could lead to injury. Finally, employers are required to carry adequate insurance to pay for any injuries that occur in the course of employment. If your employer has failed to keep you and your fellow employees safe, you could be entitled to make a claim.
Our lawyers can help you after a variety of accidents in the workplace, including those that involve:
- Occupational illness. Injuries caused by harmful working environments are on the rise. It can take years of exposure before employees start to show symptoms of work-related lung disease, deafness from excessive noise levels, or mental health issues caused by undue stress.
- Manual handling injuries. Manual handling accidents can cause spinal trauma, broken toes and fingers, joint damage, and excruciating muscle or joint pain.
- Hazardous substance exposure. Employees can be compensated for injuries due to exposure to harsh chemicals, including poisoning, burns, breathing problems, and skin conditions.
- Slips and trips. Slips and trips often occur due to leaking containers, blocked doorways, rain and ice melting into pools of water, damaged flooring, or frayed carpets. Head trauma is one of the most common injuries from these incidents and can lead to long-term brain injury.
- Back injuries. Jobs that involve constant moving of heavy objects from one place to another involve a great deal of strain on a worker’s back, legs, joints, and arms. Employers should ensure that workers take proper rest breaks and have adequate training on lifting procedures.
- Repetitive strain. The daily use of electrical power tools, sitting at a computer for long periods of time, or performing the same motions over and over again may result in repetitive strain injury (RSI). These injuries can damage the soft tissues in the body, causing pain in a worker’s wrists, neck, shoulders, and hands.
- Fatal injury. Unfortunately, some workplace injuries are so severe that the employee will not be able to recover. When this happens, surviving family members may raise a claim against the employer for the financial costs and emotional suffering caused by a fatal accident at work.
Our Work Accident Lawyers Help All Types of Employees Recover from an Accident
Whether you are a zero-hours worker, are employed on a temporary contract, or even designated as self-employed, the legal team at Conway Accident Law can help. We always take a personalised approach to resolving every case, ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve with minimum inconvenience to you. To give you extra peace of mind, we offer a free initial consultation and operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, helping to minimise the stress you experience during this difficult time.
We work to redress the harm you have suffered by:
- Addressing your immediate concerns. We get to the heart of the matter by listening to the ways in which your injuries are interrupting your daily life and intervening on your behalf with insurers and employers to preserve your privacy as you recover.
- Identifying all liable parties. Our lawyers will gather evidence of the circumstances which led to the accident, helping establish who may be liable for the injuries you have suffered. Our examination of your workplace accident book, witness statements, photographs of the worksite, and health and safety reports can be invaluable in convincing your employer’s insurance company to agree to pay your claim.
- Creating a full picture of your losses. The compensation that you are entitled to is not measured solely by the extent of your injury, but the effect it has on how you live your life. Your claim can cover costs such as loss of earnings and pension, cost of treatment, medication and prescription charges, travel expenses, household help and care, and increased bills. If you have suffered permanent disability, we will ensure that your claim takes into account everything that has been taken from you as a result.
We know that making a claim for an accident at work may seem daunting, but we also know how important a financial award can be in helping you to recover. Call us today or fill out our online enquiry form to set up your no-obligation conversation with a member of our legal team.